It's time to do what the Jersey Shore does best. It's time to help our neighbors in need. The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties needs your help in order to assist as many of our neighbors as possible.

Of course holiday season is right around the corner, and the number of families needing our help is staggering. The FoodBank,says donations of food and money are needed to deliver holiday meals to more than 127,000 people.

According to a FoodBank press release, “This holiday season, we’re counting on the generosity of the community to help us meet the increased need for food,” says Carlos M. Rodriguez, executive director of the FoodBank. “Many of our neighbors are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy, and the need remains high throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.”

The items that are needed most include fresh or frozen turkeys, turkey breasts are preferred (only at sites that accept perishable food). Thanksgiving side dishes including stuffing mixes, gravy, potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned fruit and vegetables, and the FoodBank can always use soups, cereal, canned meals such as beef stew, ravioli, pasta.

Get details on how you can  help and where you can donate by visiting The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties website.