Monmouth County, NJ – Two Chelsea Senior Living communities combined the funds they received from an event they hosted last month to present a check this week to Fulfill Foodbank, serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
The Chelsea at Shrewsbury and The Chelsea at Tinton Falls, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, cooked 210 penne alla vodka dinners for two and included a bottle of wine. Donations for this event resulted in $653 with all proceeds going to Fulfill. In addition, both communities collected non-perishable food items which were also delivered to the food bank.
“It’s heartwarming, especially during a time like this during the pandemic, to be the recipient of such a generous donation by Chelsea Senior Living,” said Linda Kellner, Interim Co-CEO of Fulfill. “These funds will be used appropriately to help those in need as well as the items that we know will be of tremendous use to local families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.”
“We know it’s been a tough year for everyone. We hope that our effort will make an impact and lift the spirits of those who are in need,” said Allison Nappi, Director of Community Relations at The Chelsea at Shrewsbury.
“It’s always a pleasure to donate to our local food bank,” said Sally Holmes, Director of Community of Relations at The Chelsea at Tinton Falls. “When Allison and I spoke about working together on a fundraiser, we instantly thought of Fulfill. The support we receive from Chelsea Senior Living to give back to local organizations is phenomenal.”
Dinners from the event were $10. The funds raised from the event met the goal of $500 and will provide at least 1,500 meals.
The Chelsea at Shrewsbury will be hosting a Food Truck free lunch giveaway on Thursday, May 27th from 12pm-1pm with Fork in the Road. Drive up and grab lunch paid for by The Chelsea.
Both communities invite you to tour their communities, partake in the dining experience and bevy of social opportunities, and meet the staff and residents.
About Chelsea Senior Living
Chelsea Senior Living provides premium services and amenities for older adults in New York and New Jersey. Each beautiful all-in-one community is unique to its local environment. Chelsea offers apartments for Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care. For more than 30 years, we’ve stood by our mission to make our residents healthier and stronger than ever before. In our Assisted Living communities, our health care program has made a significant impact on all those who require it, and in tandem with our Independent Living communities, Chelsea’s residents receive an improved lifestyle with everything they need immediately accessible. To learn more, visit www.chelseaseniorliving.com. Follow us on Facebook.
About Fulfill Foodbank, formerly The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Pre-pandemic, Fulfill was feeding 136,000 people, including 50,000 children. Today, Fulfill is feeding 215,000 people, including 70,000 children. Fulfill has served 3.5 million more meals since the coronavirus crisis affected the Jersey Shore.
Fulfill has been providing food for families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties for more than thirty years. We were there to provide food and comfort during economic storms, Superstorm Sandy, and now the pandemic. During the current coronavirus crisis, the demand for food has grown 40%. We expect the demand to grow as more businesses close and families exhaust their savings.
Fulfill feeds children, seniors, veterans, and the working poor. Fulfill serves pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens, provides hot meals for children after school, and sends food home for those same children over the weekend. Fulfill also provides job training with our Culinary Training Program which just started up again with social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions in place.
Fulfill has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for more than ten consecutive years. This distinction means Fulfill, a 501 (c)3 charitable organization, outperformed most charities in America in areas of efficiency, fiscal integrity, and effectiveness. In fact, 95 cents of every dollar donated to Fulfill goes directly to feeding the hungry in our community.
Follow Fulfill on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, and share our posts to help raise awareness about hunger. To donate or volunteer, go to fulfillnj.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.