Commissioner.s Volunteer Day at the Food Bank
IFOCE eaters will focus their energy on sorting rather than eating on December 20 as the IFOCE holds the Commissioner.s Volunteer Day at the Monmouth and Ocean County Food Bank in New Jersey.
Eaters will converge on the Monmouth and Ocean County Food Bank, located at 3300 Route 66 in Neptune Township, NJ, at 11 am on Saturday, December 20 to sort donated food for distribution during the holidays. The event is organized by IFOCE Commissioner Mike Devito, former world champion hot dog eater.
While only 10 food bank volunteers can sort at any given time, 20 IFOCE volunteers are expected. As a result, sorters on break will be free to play football, discuss new IFOCE records and . well . eat. Charles Hardy will be manning the grill in the parking lot. However, no competitive eating will take place. Social eating only.
Last year, Cookie Jarvis led a holiday toy and food drive for one of New York City.s largest soup kitchens. This year.s Commissioner.s Volunteer Day provides the opportunity for IFOCE members to collect food for donation. For more information call the IFOCE at (212) 352-8651, and to learn more about the food bank and donating food, visit:
All are welcome at this event.
DIRECTIONS TO THE FOODBANK
From the North: Take Garden State Parkway South to EXIT 102, bear right onto Asbury Avenue. Make right turn just before 2nd light (sign will say Route 66 West). Make a right onto Route 66. The Foodbank entrance will be on the left just past Wayside Road.
From Brielle/Pt. Pleasant Beach Area: Take Route 35 North to Route 138 West, to Route 18 North, follow Route 18 North and exit at Route 66 West. Continue on Route 66West to first traffic light. Continue on Route 66 through the traffic light. Proceed through traffic light. Entrance is on the left just past Wayside Road.
From The West (Trenton Area): Route I-195 East towards the Shore points, go approximately 32 miles to Route 138 East (I-195 becomes Route 138 East). Take Route 18 North to exit for Route 66 West, continue thru the traffic light. The entrance to The Foodbank is on the left just past Wayside Road.
From Route 35 North (Eatontown Area) and Route35 South (Wall Area): Follow Route 35 to the Asbury Circle (Landmark-Coca-Cola Bottling Company). At the Circle merge onto Route 66 West. (Seaview Square on the right and Shop-Rite/Ames on left). Follow Route 66 West to 2nd traffic light. Proceed thru the light. The Foodbank entrance will be on the left just past Wayside Road.
From The South (Toms River, Brick Area): Take the Parkway North to exit 100A. Follow Route 66 East (about 1 mile). Look for Beacon Street Grill on the left. Foodbank entrance is on the right just past Beacon St.
From Philadelphia & South Jersey Area: New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7A. Take I-195 East to Route 138 East. (I-195 becomes 138). Take Route 138 to the exit for Route 18 North. Take Route 18 North to the exit for Route 66 West. Take Route 66 West to the Traffic light. Proceed through the traffic light. The Foodbank entrance is on the left just past Wayside Road.
From Route 34: Take the Collingwood Circle to Route 33 East. Go past the Volkswagen Dealer on the left. After the Vw Dealer stay to your left and proceed East on Route 66. Go about 2 miles (Beacon St. Grille on the left). The Foodbank entrance will be on the right side just past Beacon St. Grill.