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Volunteers sort through donations at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Volunteers sort through donations at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ food banks, pantries cite greater need with colder weather

When the temperatures go down, the need goes up for help from food banks and pantries throughout New Jersey. Unfortunately, it's also a time of year when donations are lighter than normal.

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New Jersey charities in need of donations

The holidays are approaching and charity organizations across New Jersey are desperate for donations to help those in need.

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Turkeys donated by Stop and Shop to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  (Photo by Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
Turkeys donated by Stop and Shop to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. (Photo by Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
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Food Needs Still High After Sandy [AUDIO]

A Thanksgiving staple was donated to hungry families in Ocean and Monmouth County, but the demand for nutritious food remains high.

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More Kids Go Hungry in Summer [AUDIO]

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. In fact, these few months can be very scary for low-income New Jersey families.

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Food Pantries Still Face Needs After Sandy [AUDIO]

Three months removed from Superstorm Sandy, homes are being repaired and lives rebuilt. But, while the Jersey Shore moves forward with recovery, food pantries find themselves still serving an unprecedented demand.

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Taxpayers Help NJ Foodbanks At Critical Time [AUDIO]

The days leading up to Thanksgiving is a normally busy time of year for Foodbank's through out the state but following Super Storm Sandy, demand has more than doubled.

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Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties
Empty shelves at the Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties facility in Neptune. (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Holidays Present More Challenges For Food Pantries [AUDIO]

The outcry of support following the Super Storm Sandy has been unprecedented, but with shelters and food pantries contended with post storm recover they also have to plan for the Thanksgiving and holiday season.

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Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher and DCA Commissioner Richard Constable
Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media
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Six Food Banks Awarded State Grants [AUDIO]

Six major food banks in the Garden State are the recipients of some much needed additional funds thanks to the awarding of over two hundred and twenty five thousand in Community Services Block Grants (CSBG).

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Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media
Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media
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FoodBank Urges New Jerseyans To Say No To Hunger Relief Spending Cuts [AUDIO]

More than 800,000 New Jerseyans already are receiving food stamps. And it's one of the main reasons a recent vote by the House Agriculture Committee to slash hunger relief spending by $16.5 billion is not sitting well with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

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Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties
Thomas Arnone, Lillian Burry, John Curley, Carlos Rodriguez, Serena Dimaso (Ilya Hemlin,Townsquare Media NJ)
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Food Drive Brings A Record Number Of Donations [AUDIO]

A month long food drive at the Jersey Shore continues until Monday and organizers are seeing record-breaking totals. Over five tons to be exact!

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