Together, the Federation provides over 112 million pounds of emergency food, distributed through every county in New Jersey, reaching 1.2 million people at risk of hunger annually.

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.

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. 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. At the end of the challenge, the schools that bring the most food will be presented with awards by their local food bank.

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!

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