Community Garden at Lake Manahawkin

The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean Has, For The Past 20 Years, Hosted Fundraising Events And Received Donations To Provide Much Needed Financial Support To Local Community Food Banks. We Hope That This Community Garden Will Promote Community Involvement, And Increase Awareness About The Ever-Growing Need For Hunger Relief Right Here, In Our Backyards. Please Help Us With Our Vision To Help “End Childhood Hunger One Plate At A Time”.

“Get Your Hands Dirty ”

To Support Our Efforts, Help Fund This Grassroots Community Project, & Learn More About Our Activities Help Dig In To Fight Hunger In Southern Ocean County -Volunteer Or Donate!!

Donations Can Be Made Online Or Mail Checks To HFOSO : 297 Rt. 72 West #270, Suite 35 Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Your Donations And Participation Are Greatly Appreciated!

Every Penny Helps!

The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-only organization that helps to fund these local food pantries:Barnegat Food Pantry, Fr. Ken’s Kitchen at St. Mary’s Parish, Greater Tuckerton Food Pantry, King of Kings Church Lacey Food Bank Program, Ocean Community Church, St. Francis Community Center , St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

The Growing Facts About NJ Hunger:

In New Jersey, 1 In 5 Children Do Not Know Where Their Next Meal Is Coming From.

More than 1.1 million people in NJ face hunger, including almost 400,000 kids.

NJ’s overall food insecurity rate is high, at 12.4% – the rate is 18.3% for children.

Last Reports Show Over 165,500 Elderly And Disabled In NJ Rely On Food Assistance

NJ is one of the three states in the country where poverty increased in 2013.

The average cost of a meal in NJ is almost 4% higher than the national average.