On Monday, May 8th, the Jersey Strong Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual Jersey Strong Golf Outing at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club. And boy, oh boy, it was a rousing success! In fact, it was the largest outing in its history, with an influx of golfers (over 120) and over $30,000 in donations! All of which, will be matched to benefit The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, for a grand total of $60,000!
The FoodBank can distribute 3 meals for every $1 donated, which means they can deliver 180,000 meals to our friends and neighbors in need!
Not only did we partner exclusively with The FoodBank for this event, but we're happy to say that we're looking forward to a long-term partnership with the prestigious organization.
It was an easy decision to partner with The FoodBank on this endeavor. They're local, community-oriented, and they got their start around the same time that Work Out World did. Starting out with a small group of civic-minded individuals, who saw that hunger was becoming an issue throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, they decided to make a change.
Help poured in by the droves. Through in-kind donations and donations of time, food, and money, after one year, The FoodBank was serving 25 charities with just over 100,000 pounds of food. Thirty years later, they've become the premier hunger-related organization in New Jersey, assisting over 132,000 individuals on a yearly basis.
Last year alone, The FoodBank's food and resources supported more than 12 million meals. That number is astonishing, and absolutely tremendous that they assisted on such a large scale, but also scary to think about. Your friend, neighbor or colleague may be struggling with the effects of hunger -- that is why it is of the utmost importance that we all help in some capacity.
Donate, volunteer, advocate. Do what you can to help our friends in need.
Mission | Jersey Strong Foundation
The Jersey Strong Foundation provides funding and resources to people, families and communities in New Jersey who are healing from hardship, natural disaster and other tragedies.
Mission | FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
The goal of The FoodBank is to alleviate hunger and make sure that all people, at all times have access to nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life.
We hope to see you next year, so we can assist even more friends and families in our communities!