LONG BRANCH: Thanks to a grant from the Monmouth and Ocean Food Bank, the Saint Vincent de Paul society of Christ the King Parish's Holy Trinity Church on Prospect Street is more able to serve 200 to 250 families a month.
The Food Bank donated two large refrigerators to store fresh vegetables and other food items "to feed the hungry". The funds come from an Agency Capacity Grants pool.
Last week the members of the St. Vincent de Paul celebrated the good fortune with a modest ribbon cutting ceremony at the Holy Trinity school kitchen behind the church as the refrigerators were delivered and placed into service.
They are a welcome addition to the St. Vincent facility begun at Holy Trinity 12 years ago and has been serving the community all these years. The food pantry is open each week on Wednesday from 4 to 6 P.M.
In the photo are Fr. Javier Diaz, St. Vincent members Theresa Burke and Donna Cetrulo and Food Bank representative Mel Rugg.