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 18 through Monday, December 11.
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.
It was a record year in 2016, with a total of 229 schools participating statewide, gathering 231,934 pounds of food and over $30,000 in monetary contributions!
Students Change Hunger 2017 will start on Monday, September 18 and extend through Monday, December 11. It’s early, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start collecting now!
Click here to register your school!
As a reminder, all food dropped off to your local food bank before November 1st will receive a 10% “early bird” weight bonus!