STAFFORD - On May 1, the Hunger Foundatoin of Southern Ocean County held their 24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin.   The theme was "Night at the Derby."

On June 6, the Foundation had a roundtable discussion with the eight food pantries the organizaotin supports. The group also dispersed checks to the eight pantries totalling $100,500 to the pantires. Each pantry received $12,500 and the Southern Regional Food Pantry received $500. 

The pantries receiving support are:  Barnegat Food Pantry, Ken’s Kitchen at St. Mary’s Parish, Lacey Food Pantry, Ocean Community Church Food Ministry, St. Francis Center Food Pantry, St. Theresa’s Food Pantry, Greater Tuckerton Area Food Pantry and St. Stephen's Food Pantry.