Qualified area residents can get free tax preparation and the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties can help you get all the details.

According to the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties website, the VITA program is sponsored by the IRS to assist "low and middle-income workers have their federal and State personal income taxes prepared and filed electronically at no cost".

Who's qualified? Households with children with annual incomes of $54,000 or less or individuals with incomes of $30,000 or less are qualified. There is complete information about this program and locations available at the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties website.

How do you make an appointment? If you'd like to make an appointment, you can either call the FoodBank’s Benefits line at (732) 643-5888 or follow the online instructions at the Foodbank's website.

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