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 16 through Monday, December 9.
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.
During the 2017 Students Change Hunger Food and Fund Drive, 193 schools participated statewide, generating 144,234 pounds of food and $59,164 in monetary contributions!
Students Change Hunger 2018 will start on Monday, September 17 and extend through Monday, December 10. 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 2nd will receive a 10% “early bird” weight bonus!
Here’s How Your School Can Fight Hunger
The hunger relief organizations of New Jersey challenge all students, staff, teachers and parents to think of those less fortunate by organizing a food drive at their school.
The Federation of New Jersey Food Banks (see below) collaborate on a state-wide effort entitled Students Change Hunger. This food drive serves as a competition for schools from pre-school through college throughout the state. The challenge centers on each school collecting food to help the hungry of NJ.
Each school must nominate and register a non-student Coordinator, such as a teacher, parent, club advisor, PTA member, etc. who will communicate directly with their respective Food Bank. The Coordinator will oversee and organize all aspects of the Students Change Hunger campaign at their school. Coordinators must submit a completed Registration Form and agree to the SCH Rules. Ideas on how to start and/or run an effective drive can be provided.
In addition, schools compete with schools of similar size throughout the state for recognition!
The New Jersey Federation of Food Banks (“the Federation”) is a consortium of five separately incorporated and independent nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is the collection and distribution of charitable food to those that are at risk of hunger in our state.
The Federation comprises of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Fulfill Monmouth & Ocean, Food Bank of South Jersey, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and NORWESCAP Food Bank. All are members of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
Together, the Federation provides over 71 million pounds of emergency food, distributed through every county in New Jersey, reaching 1.1 million people at risk of hunger annually.