FULFILL HONORS RAY & ELSIE CATENA AND THE FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS AND CHRIS SULLENS, CEO OF CENTRALREACH AT SOLD OUT 2019 HUMANITARIAN GALA THEMED “ROAD TRIP TO END HUNGER”
Fulfill (formerly, The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties) is excited to announce this year’s Humanitarian Honorees, Ray and Elsie Catena and the Family of Dealerships and Chris Sullens, CEO, CentralReach. These humanitarians have exhibited extraordinary loyalty and commitment toward helping those in need and fighting hunger in our communities.
This year’s Humanitarian Gala is co-chaired by Rena Levine Levy, CEO of WindMill Restaurants and her son, Jeremy Neuer. Karen Dolan, Ellen Marowitz and Ken Marowitz a former Humanitarian honoree and Vice President of Frank’s Big & Tall, all of Monmouth Beach also participate on the committee.
The Gala will be held at the Regal Ballroom at the newly renovated Sheraton of Eatontown on Friday, March 15, 2019 and will feature musical entertainment from Jeff Kazee & The House Cats featuring Mark Rivera.
The Humanitarian Gala is Fulfill’s largest annual fundraising event. This year’s event is sold- out, Fulfill hopes to exceed their goal and be able to provide one million meals in one night, helping provide food and hope to 130,000 neighbors struggling with food insecurity.
Despite the sold out event, the community can still get involved and help Fulfill reach their goals for the night. By partaking in the Super Silent Auction, participants can bid on some great experiences featuring sporting events, Bruce Springsteen packages and even Disney tickets. All proceeds of the auction benefit Fulfill.
“Year after year our Humanitarian Gala proves to be a huge win for Fulfill, with the help of our donors and honorees. Our goal this year is to raise enough money to provide 1 million meals for our neighbors in need. It’s an aggressive goal but given Gala’s historical success, I know we can achieve it.” said Diana Flippo, Strategic Gifts Manager at Fulfill.
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FULFILL (formerly, The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties)
Fulfill distributes more than 12 million meals annually through a network of over 300 feeding programs. Hunger in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is a crisis that cannot be remedied with emergency food alone. Fulfill works toward long-term solutions to the chronic problem of food insecurity, with initiatives to support a community where all people at all times have access to enough food to maintain an active and healthy life. Through programs and services like the Culinary Arts Training Program, Nutrition Education, and assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), free tax preparation, and affordable healthcare, Fulfill is working to build food-secure communities. We feed the lines and work toward shortening them at the same time. Fulfill has received the highest rating of 4 Stars from Charity Navigator for eight consecutive years. A total of 96 cents out of every dollar raised supports food and programs. Visit us at www.fulfillnj.org.