November 18, 2020
Causeway 5K Raises Over 27 Thousand Dollars for Fulfill
On October 25th we held our 3rd Annual Causeway 5K at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin. We had over 100 registered runners/ walkers and 30 Sponsors! The Causeway 5K was organized by Causeway employees: Chad Scanlon (Assistant Inventory Manager), Kaitlyn Strohmeier (Digital Marketing Assistant) and Joe Stroffolino (Director of Advertising and Marketing).
We were able to raise $13,670 for Fulfill! (Formerly known as The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties). Causeway President, Dave Wintrode, kindly matched that amount bringing the grand total to $27,340! Every dollar donated to Fulfill provides three meals to those in need. This means we were able to provide our neighbors with 82,020 meals! This really put a dent in addressing the food insecurity issue right here in our community!
Our very first Causeway 5K was held back in October of 2018, which raised $3,000. Dave Wintrode kindly matched that amount bringing the grand total to $6,000 for Fulfill. We all had a great time running and raising money for our friends at Fulfill that we decided to host our Second Annual Causeway 5K in October of 2019. We had set a goal to beat the funds raised in 2018 and did just that! We were able to raise $5,743.50 and once again, Dave Wintrode kindly matched that amount, bringing the grand total to $11,487!
We want to send a special thank you to your wonderful sponsors:
Grunin Group, JS Pro Construction, Bagels & Beyond, J. Nelke Roofing, La Jarochita, Glendenning Mortgage Company, Sherwin Williams, All Risk LLC, Rothman, Air Technical Heating Cooling & Plumbing, Fusaro Pizza, and J. R. Henderson Labs, INC.
ADE Heating and Cooling, Law Office of Pepe and Wintrode and Jetty.
Design 446, FWH Associates, P.A., King of Hearts Stable, Rick Galgano – Wells Fargo Financial Advisor, Walter Homes, Diamond Media Solutions, Mountain Millwork, Abbey Insurance, Innovative Ideas LLC., Ocean First Bank, Pietro’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, MaMMa Rosa Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria/ Dolce Bagel & Pizza Café, Lydia’s Barber Shop, Good Friend Electric, and M. Rank Roofing.
Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. Fulfill has a network of 289 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day programs, group homes, and more that they work closely with to feed our neighbors in need.
Ways to Help Fight Hunger in Our Community
Fulfill is a Charity Navigator 4-star charity, with 96¢ of every dollar donated going directly to our neighbors in need in the form of food and other programs that strengthen our communities forever.
Check or Money Order written out to “Fulfill Monmouth & Ocean” at 3300 Route 66 – Neptune, NJ 07753.
The B.E.A.T. Center (Ocean County) 1769 Hooper Avenue – Toms River, NJ 08753
732-731-1400 Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Neptune Facility (Monmouth County) 3300 Route 66 – Neptune, NJ 07753
732-918-2600 Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
There’s nothing more fulfilling than personally seeing the results of your life-changing work. That’s what happens when you volunteer and work with Fulfill as a team to make sure hunger won’t win here in our communities. Help sort food or suggest a role that puts your skills to best use to help our neighbors. They can even tailor your volunteer tasks to your skills.