IN THE WORLD’S WEALTHIEST NATION, no child
should have to grow up hungry. Despite the devastating
consequences of childhood hunger, it is, for the most part,
invisible. Hunger doesn’t discriminate. It can affect any child,
even those you’d least expect. In Ocean County, more than
50,000 people live in poverty —one in every six is a child.
Since its inception in 1995, the Taste dinner has raised over
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in an effort to support
anti‐hunger and anti‐poverty initiatives in our community.
The 2008 Hunger Relief Dinner raised nearly $50,000. The
money was distributed to these local food pantries:
Barnegat Food Pantry
Lacey Food Bank
Ocean Community Church Food Ministry
St. Francis Center Food Pantry
Ken's Kitchen‐St. Mary's Church
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Tuckerton Area Inter‐Church Food Pantry
In this time of recession the number of families in need of
assistance has ballooned to unprecedented proportions.
Our neighbors need our help now