Time is running out to turn the page on hunger in April! Help fill the pantry shelves at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by donating food items at Monmouth County Library branches April -- and participate in a free drawing to win an eReader.
The food drive will end at the close of business on Wednesday, April 30. Donations are accepted at all 13 Library branches during regular Library hours.
More than 600 library patrons have already entered the free drawing for the eReader, The Library plans to hold drawing for a total of 15 Sony eReaders, which are compatible with the Monmouth County Library’s own Library on the Go! collection of eBooks. Drawings will be held in May.
Anyone can enter the free drawing – even if you cannot contribute to the food drive. Enter as many times as you would like, but you must do so on different days. Participants may only submit one entry form per day for the drawing.
The Monmouth County Library is proud to be once again a part of Monmouth County’s 2014 Food Drive throughout the month of April to benefit the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. In 2013, the FoodBank distributed 8.5 million pounds of food items to approximately 260 emergency feeding programs within Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Those feeding programs reach more than 127,000 individuals in Monmouth and Ocean counties – including 51,000 children, and 14,000 under the age of 5, according to FoodBank statistics. In 2012, 49 million Americans lived in food insecure households (comprised of 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children), according to federal statistics.
Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each branch. Drawing rules and entry forms will be available at each branch.
For more information please visit the Monmouth County Library webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org