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
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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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Food Not Bombs distributes free vegan and mostly organic food on Sundays 3-4 PM by the Asbury Park Train Station (Cookman & main
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.
A list of local food resources for Monmouth County that is updated weekly by MHA of Monmouth County.
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New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients
NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers
NJRC 24/7 Hotline
Registration Form for Pandemic Relief
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.
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
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 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]
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.
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 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.
Fresh Produce Distribution. Free fresh produce kits containing items like apples, potatoes,onions, lettuce and more. PDF Flyer