A Donation Helps the Needy Feel “Fulfilled”

Posted on December 12, 2018 By

Minna Shvarzblat, the chief of marketing and development director of Cedar Bridge Properties, Lakewood, recently donated $500 to Fulfill, an amount that will provide 1500 meals for children and adults in Monmouth and Ocean counties. At Fulfill, formerly the FoodBank of Ocean and Monmouth counties, one dollar buys three meals!

Shvarzblat said, “Fulfill quietly helps thousands in our communities. No one should have to choose between paying bills or buying food. I especially urge others to make a donation of any size – you might be helping your own neighbor or friend. Every donation makes a difference!”

The nonprofit Fulfill, with a 48,000 square-foot headquarters at 3300 Route 66, Neptune, works closely with more than 300 food pantries and soup kitchens, and offers after school hot meal programs and more to those in need.

Shvarzblat, who was born and raised in Monmouth County and has been a resident of Ocean County since 1984, said she shares Fulfill’s passion for making life better for people in local communities. To eliminate driving to North Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia, and beyond to find top doctors, wellness experts, specialists, and medical professionals, the Shvarzblats are building two modern medical facilities on Cedar Bridge Avenue and Airport Road in Lakewood. “We envision it as a hub for people of all ages and communities where they will find comprehensive health and medical resources,” said Shvarzblat.

For more information or questions, including information about leasing opportunities in the medical buildings, call the offices of Cedar Bridge Properties at 732-364-7132 or email leasingnow2019@gmail.com.  For more information about Fulfill, call 732-918-2600.

About Fulfill (Taken from website): Hunger is still very real in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Every day, one in 10 of our neighbors does not have enough to eat. This includes over 21,000 children in Monmouth and 25,000 children in Ocean.  Fulfill provides over 13 million meals every year to 130,000 of our neighbors right here in our communities. Fulfill provides over 142,000 meals to our school children in backpacks, kids’ café, and summer meals programs. The Fulfill mobile pantries serve over 17,757 people in our communities, including seniors and veterans.

The overall poverty rate for in our communities has continued to grow over the past 10 years. Fulfill fights hunger in many different ways because hunger is caused by many different things.  Fulfill provides food and other life-changing programs that address all the causes of hunger—to get our neighbors in need back on their feet for good and strengthen our communities forever.