Sandy Relief: Where to Give and Where to Get Assistance

If you have found yourself in the position to help others during recovery from Sandy or if you are in need of food and supplies or hosting another family and need help feeding everyone, we’ve started a list here of resources. We want to keep this list growing, so please send us your updates on other fundraising, food raising events, and locations for assistance.

Where to Give:

Long Branch: Natural HealthCare Center, Long Branch is holding a Turkey Drive on November 15th. You can get more information on how to give here:

Asbury Park: Porta Restaurant, Asbury Park will have donation buckets at their entrances Saturday, November 10th that will be donated to The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Atlantic Highlands: United Methodist Church of Atlantic Highlands will be making and collecting PB&J sandwiches in brown lunch bags with a snack. The sandwiches will be brought down to the residents of the Highlands. More information can be found at

Atlantic County: Atlantic County Library Systems, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Twp., Longport, Margate,Ventnor, Mays Landing, Somers Point, Pleasantviille. Accepting any unopened, unexpired, nonperishable food. Most needed are meals in a can, tuna in a can, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned soup, shelf stable milk, baby food,cereal, baby diapers. go to for more info. All items can be dropped off at regular library hours.
Also you can call 211 in New Jersey and the staff will try their best to get you information on where to get the resources you need in your community. The organization warns people to be careful of social media sites that may have misinformation. Or if you have access to a computer go to

The Atlantic City Rescue Mission is seeking monetary donations as well as clothing, bedding, and toiletries.As well as other items.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is in need of food donations including, meals in a can, peanut butter, granola bars, canned fruit, veggies and soup, shelf stable milk, cereal, diapers, baby formula and food, laundry detergent, soap, toilet paper, shampoo and other essential items. Call 609-383-8843 ext. 116. For monetary donations see or send a check to Community FoodBank of NJ, 6753 Blk. Hrse. Pk., EHT, NJ 08234

Here is a link to needs on the Jersey Shore. But keep an eye on our posts detailing the needs surrounding their drop offs.

Where to Get:

Point Pleasant Beach: St. Gregory’s Pantry is delivering hot and cold meals to residents daily. Telephone No.732 892 8105

Red Bank: JBJ Soul Kitchen ( is serving hot meals to those in need. 207 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. 732-842-0900

Brick: New Beginnings Christian Church ( is serving hot meals 4-6 pm. There is also a food pantry open Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat for anyone in need.  236 Brick Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08723.

Belmar: Belmar residents in need of care and supplies should report to the gymnasium at 601 Main Street for free food, water, clothing, care kits and cell phone charging stations.  The gymnasium is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Belmar officials have stressed the ongoing need for flashlights (with batteries); shelf stable food such as canned tuna fish, peanut butter, and granola bars; baby food and toiletries.
Professional food service vendors who wish to volunteer on-site outdoor cooking operations and food service delivery, should contact April Claudio at 732-681-3700.

Manasquan: Manasquan United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street  Manasquan, NJ 08736 is providing meals for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Where to Give (and feast at the same time!):

Rockleigh: Two Bergen County, NJ dining scene blogs, Boozy Burbs and Small Chick Big Deals, have joined forces to host a Bergen County Sandy Relief Fundraiser at Rockleigh Country Club.  A $5 donation is requested which will be donated to relief organizations and guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and desserts donated by area restaurants.   Live entertainment will be featured.  Gift certificates from area retailers and restaurants will be raffled off; 100% of all proceeds will be donated to relief organizations.  A cash bar will be offered with a percentage of proceeds donated to relief organizations.  Donated goods such as non-perishable foods, school and medical supplies, clothes and new sundries are welcome. The fundraiser will benefit New Jersey Sandy victims via the “Moonachie Hurricane Relief Fund” and “Let Little Ferry Live On and Mend Moonachie Crusade.”  Rockleigh Country Club, 26 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh, NJ       7:00-9:30PM, Tuesday, November 13th  For more information, call:  201-839-6228

Keyport: Freehold Soccer League amd Hazlet United Soccer will be holding a benefit BBQ to traise money for vistims of Hurricane Sandy at the Keyport Fire House on 1st Street in Keyport on Saturday Nov. 10th starting at 12:00 noon.  They are asking everyone to try and help out by donating any of the following NEEDED and REQUESTED items below: Baby formula, diapers. baby wipes, blankets, work gloves, toiletries, chapstick. flashlight, batteries of all sizes, formula, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, hygeine related items, repiratory masks, hand and shoe warmers, and hand lotion.

Rumson:  Saturday, November 10th at Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn (132 East River Road) in Rumson. Carole Jean Brandi, the organizer and host, has lined up a tremendous list of local artists including Michael Patrick & Friends, Deirdre Forrest and Michael Brett, Turnpike Mike, Alexandra Inglis, Carol Barbieri, Danny Rongo, Jimmy Farkas/Deseree Spinks & Friends, Don Lee, The Wag, Rhyme & Reason, Dale Lakata, Dave Murray & Friends, Dave McCarthy, and Kellie Shane of Pepperwine. The event will be co-hosted by Danny Rongo and may include additional guest artists as well.
Admission is $10 and all proceeds will go to local New Jersey families affected by the hurricane. A small lunch buffet is included with admission and drink specials will take place throughout the day. The musical performances will run from noon to 6pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable items for the Monmouth County Food Bank.

Red Bank: Taste in Red Bank will be holding a fundraising event on November 18th at 2:00 p.m.  They are located in The Galleria, 10 Bridge Avenue in Red Bank.