Ocean County Hunger Relief To Host Open House

Courtesy of Ocean County Hunger Relief

TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Hunger Relief is hosting an open house on June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 21 Germania Station Road (between BJ’s and Mule Road).

The community is invited to stop by and meet board members, staff and enjoy light refreshments. Stop by the thrift shop, bring donations, sign up to volunteer and learn about other ways you can help our neighbors in need.

If you have any questions, please call 732-505-4357.

Ocean County Hunger Relief wants to thank the surrounding community for lending its support since 1981. Monetary and product donations gave us the ability to grow and expand our services over the years. We were able to go from a 400-square foot space to a 15,000-square foot full service outreach center.

In 1981, we originally started providing emergency food assistance from a network of food pantries in churches strategically placed throughout Ocean County. We added a food bank that can hold 70 pallets of food. After we assisted thousands who were affected by Superstorm Sandy with free, new products, we now have a full service thrift shop open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We work with voucher programs and are also assisting the homeless in many ways.

If you are in trouble, there are three places to go for help:

  • Family
  • Government
  • Faith-Based Groups

The government is downsizing assistance, and sometimes families are not in a position to be able to help. However, you can always count on assistance from the faith-based. They are unsung heroes who work hard, many times for free, giving from their hearts. The world needs love, and love in action speaks for itself.

At Ocean County Hunger Relief, we believe “The Art of Living Comes From the Heart of Giving.”