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FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and SUS Aids Superstorm Sandy Victims

foodbankThe FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, only recently embracing a new strategy and a new leader, was called to action in the wake of the Superstorm.  Since Sandy struck the Jersey Shore on October 29, 2012, The FoodBank has been actively involved in the work to bring relief and comfort to the communities they serve.  Working shoulder to shoulder with relief agencies, government programs and others involved in the recovery effort, the FoodBank distributed food for approximately 1 million meals.  The FoodBank provided food for hot meals prepared by emergency feeding programs for displaced residents, delivered disaster kits and other critically-needed items to some of the region’s most hard-hit areas, and are now working to rebuild agencies that were damaged by the storm.  Several food pantries incurred heavy losses of food and equipment.  Many others are coping with the influx of hundreds of additional families in need of emergency food.

ServicesForUnderserved

Services for the Underserved (SUS), is an organization working throughout our boroughs serving the most vulnerable people living in our neighborhoods.  SUS has gained a reputation for supporting individuals and families facing challenging life situations such as mental illness, developmental disability, physical disability, AIDS, homelessness, unemployment and poverty.  Seventy-one individuals from the SUS residence in Far Rockaway were displaced by Sandy.  Leadership and staff from SUS worked for more than 48 hours without rest, securing a warm and safe place for folks to live.

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