Fulfill receives $50K grant from BofA to support emergency food distribution

Fulfill food bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties on Tuesday said it received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant will help fight food insecurity by getting nourishing supplies into the hands of those who need it most, through any one of Fulfill’s 300 pantry partners.

“With the demand for food in Monmouth and Ocean counties up 65% over last year, we greatly appreciate the support we have received from Bank of America,” Triada Stampas, Fulfill CEO and president, said. “Through monetary support, food or volunteer hours, by working together we can address and tackle the ever-growing needs of our communities — with the goal of creating a diverse supply of food and a network of distribution that will hold strong heading into our busiest time of the year.”

The grant is part of Bank of America’s philanthropic giving efforts in local communities. Awardees were selected for their commitment to addressing basic needs and workforce development for individuals and families.In addition to their monetary support, Bank of America employees recently volunteered to distribute food at Fulfill’s weekly Pop-the-Trunk food distribution, which serves over 225 families each week by providing both perishable and nonperishable food items.

“We are grateful for Fulfill’s tireless work to ensure our neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean counties have access to nourishing food,” Alberto Garofalo, president, Bank of America New Jersey, said. “As the demand and cost for food continues to rise, Fulfill remains committed to win the battle against hunger.”