October 17, 2016
Posted by Dora Bellagamba

Foodstock of New Jersey hosted it’s seventh annual event on Saturday, Oct 15th. Foodstock began in 2010 in central New Jersey when parents assisted their children with a school project. The assignment was to provide food to those less fortunate and in need. This was Concorde Worldwide second year where the employees collected and donated to the the food drive. Once the food was collected, Concorde loaded up their van and headed to Freehold Township Independent Firehouse #1 where the event was held. Over the years, FoodStock has collected over 170,000 lbs of food and raised more than $70,000 for area food pantries!

Last year’s event brought in almost 55,000 pounds of food. The organizers’ goal for this year is 60,000 pounds.The event has assembled a team of nearly 100 volunteers. Today the mission continues to inspire young people to participate in community. Participants range from schools, scouts and other youth groups throughout Monmouth County.

FoodStock – Helping a good cause

This year Concorde Worldwide Limousine teamed up with Foodstock. The staff was enthusiastic to assist needy families living in our own neighborhoods. The employees joined forces and collected 584 pounds of non-perishable food items! Concorde Worldwide delivered items in Concorde Worldwide vans to the Freehold Township Independent Firehouse No. 1. The day consisted of music, food and fun for everyone. There was no charge to attend, however guests could donate at least 25 pounds of non-perishable food per person. 

Beneficiaries of Foodstock include the Open Door food pantry, Freehold and Lunch Break food pantry,Red Bank as well as Move For Hunger, a national nonprofit organization in Asbury Park. In addition, Lowy’s Moving Service picked up the collections and delivered it to the pantries. For additional information visit www.foodstocknj.org. Foodstock welcomes area businesses to display their community support with sponsorship or food donations. Sponsorship information can be found at www.foodstocknj.org/sponsors.