COVID-19 News & Updates

Monmouth County residents can call 732-542-6422, Monday- Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guidance, resources, mental health support, or just someone to talk to. Residents can connect to a licensed counselor who can provide up to 6 telephone emotional support sessions, more information here.

Food / Meals

2-1-1 NJ

Looking for resources in NJ? Check out 2.1.1. Phone, chat, or text options available. Every day we connect people to daycare facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more. Learn about our resource database, help center, and website.

A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. PDF format. For questions or to get help from Senators Booker’s office, please call (973) 639-8700.

Asbury Park Dinner Table

Asbury Park Dinner Table, a registered 501(c)3 charity, was founded in March of 2020 in response to the economic crisis hitting the City of Asbury Park, an unintended consequence of keeping the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The link is directed to the distribution points. For more information, call  732-757-6412. [email protected]


This guide was developed by the Monmouth County ADRC (Aging Disability Resource Center) to assist Monmouth County residents obtain information about resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This guide will be regularly updated as new resources are added and the status of current resources change.

Eating Healthy for Cancer Prevention

Learn how to portion your plate with cancer-fighting foods and the different food groups that can promote your health. Learn which foods you should avoid for optimal health.

Educator compiles resources for non-English speakers on COVID-19

CDC and COVID-19 resources for your use in multiple languages. If you can contribute more languages not seen here, please email [email protected] with the additional links.

Free Transportation for Asbury Park Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

 EZ Ride, a non-profit organization offers free rides to Asbury Park Residents to go for medical appointments and grocery shopping using Lyft/Uber for as long as funding is available during the pandemic. Included are details on how to access transportation. For more information, call customer service: 201-939-4242. 

Free Virtual Benefits Screenings for Limited-Income Adults & Adults With Disabilities

United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is offering FREE virtual benefits screenings for limited-income older adults & adults with disabilities. Our Benefit Enrollment Centers have trained staff that utilize a web-based tool to determine eligibility and benefits, like prescriptions, utilities, groceries, healthcare and more! See flyer for more information.

Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean COVID-19 Response

Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean is available to help families in financial need. Phone:732-918-2600 Fax:732-918-2660 [email protected]

Fulfill's textline -Text

Fulfill is the premier resource to find food pantries and soup kitchen/pantry updates.  "FindFood"Text message system is available: Text "FINDFOOD" OR "COMIDA" (all one word, no space, ALL CAPS) to 888-918-2729. The text message system responds in both English and Spanish. 

Interfaith Neighbors COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

The Emergency Fund can be used for utilities, repairs, food and medicine, insurance payments and other essential living expenses. Anyone in need of immediate assistance can call the office at (732) 775-0525 and leave a detailed message. Please note that due to the high volume of calls, your call may not be returned on the day it is received.    

Jersey Shore Dream Center COVID-19 Response

Jersey Shore Dream Center has a mobile unit. If you or anyone you know is in need of food, please e-mail [email protected] 

Jersey Shore Food Not Bombs

Jersey Shore Food Not Bombs distributes free vegan and mostly organic food on Sundays 3-4 PM by the Asbury Park Train Station (Cookman & main

Meal Kits are available for Drive-Thru pick-up at any of the Township of Ocean Schools

In addition to the weekly grab and go breakfast and lunch distribution, Meal Kits are available for Drive-Thru pick-up at any of the Township of Ocean Schools between 12 and 3 PM. One meal kit per family. Each meal kit will contain a variety of shelf-stable food items that can be used to prepare meals at home.

MHA's Community Food Resource List

A list of local food resources for Monmouth County that is updated weekly by MHA of Monmouth County.

Monmouth County Department of Health COVID-19 website
New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients English and Spanish

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients

NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers

NJRC 24/7 Hotline

Registration Form for Pandemic Relief

Addiction Treatment


NJ Human Services Commissioner Reminds Residents & Providers About Assistance & Funding Opportunities

Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today reminded residents about available assistance programs and help lines, while also encouraging child care and Medicaid providers to pursue available funding opportunities.

NJ SNAP: Using your EBT Card to Access P-EBT Benefits

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about Pandemic EBT/School Meal Assistance: If you received a new green EBT card recently with “Way2Go” written on it, do not ignore it or destroy it! The cards are part of pandemic assistance from September, and do not look like a regular EBT card. They may even appear to have expired on December 30, but they are not expired. The card is legitimate and should have funds loaded onto it for much-needed food assistance. Contact the LSNJLAW hotline at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) for more information

Nourish Asbury Outdoor Food Pantry

Beginning Friday June 5,2020 Every Friday from 11am-1pm Fresh produce, meat and eggs For more information call  Jewish Family & Children’s Service  732-774-6886 

RAINE Foundation COVID-19 Response

RAINE assists the community by checking on a senior who is alone,  meal delivery and providing meals to front line health care/first responders, as well as delivering lunches from school to children. If you are in need of assistance contact RAINE at 732-865-3555 or [email protected]

Remote Learning Center at Boys & Girls Club

Clubhouses will be open during school hours to support children's remote learning. Supervision by youth development professionals. Help with tech and printing needs. Help with following schedules and meeting deadlines. Breakfast and lunch are available. Scholarships are available. Deep cleaning daily.

SNAP and WFNJ Updates During Coronavirus

During this public health crisis, we are making the application process for SNAP food assistance simpler by removing some parts in the process. 

The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC)

The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education, and community support for income-eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.

YMCA Fresh Produce Distribution

Fresh Produce Distribution. Free fresh produce kits containing items like apples, potatoes,onions, lettuce and more. PDF Flyer