The Federation of New Jersey Food Banks challenges all students, staff, teachers and parents to think of those less fortunate throughout the school year by organizing a food drive at their school, beginning Monday, September 14 through Friday, December 18.

New Jersey schools will compete with each other to collect as much food as possible for their local food bank. At the end of the challenge, the schools that bring the most food will be presented with awards by their local food bank.


In 2019, the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks distributed over 112 million pounds of food – the equivalent of over 93 million meals – across New Jersey. Students Change Hunger is a crucial party of the food we send out to the food-insecure residents of New Jersey. With your help, we can deliver MORE meals to more children, more families, more seniors and more veterans in New Jersey!