Students Change Hunger 2012
Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Students Change Hunger has been extended until December 14th. The food and funds collected by participating students and schools will play an important role in the Food Banks’ abilities to continue feeding New Jersey’s hungry.
The hunger relief organizations of New Jersey are challenging all students, staff, teachers and parents to think of those less fortunate this year by organizing a food drive at their school, beginning in mid-September through mid-November. Please take a few minutes to watch our video called MEET KATE to find out why we need your help and how easy it is to make a difference.
The NJ Federation of Food Banks is collaborating on a state-wide effort entitled Students Change Hunger. This food drive will serve 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 New Jersey. In addition, monetary donations can be made for your school or team at Pound$ for Dollar$. For every $1.00 donation, we can provide 3 meals for a family in need!
REGISTER TODAY: Visit studentschangehunger.org
For the past five years, the The Breeze, Thunder 106.3 and B98.5 have taken the lead to sponsor and support this challenge. They are responsible for the success and growth of the Holiday Hunger Challenge into a statewide program, Students Change Hunger. Please be sure to tune in and listen to our friends at The Breeze, Thunder 106.3, and B 98.5 as they broadcast the Holiday Hunger Challenge updates!
Special Thanks to our Local Sponsors!
THANKS TO ALL THE SCHOOLS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE 2011 CHALLENGE!
The 2011 School Holiday Hunger Challenge invited students at all schools, grades PreK, elementary, middle school, high school, and college to think of those less fortunate during the Thanksgiving holiday season by doing a Holiday Food Drive at their school. Last year, 91 schools participated, and collected over 68,000 pounds of food and over $25,000 for local families in need. The Challenge distributed awards to schools recognizing students’ outstanding efforts.
Each school provided a non-student Hunger Challenge Coordinator, such as a teacher, club advisor or PTA member. Elementary, intermediate and high schools were assigned different categories of needed food items to collect.
Each year, the FoodBank provides food for over 51,000 children just in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Hunger and malnutrition impair children’s mental, physical and social development, contributing to increased absenteeism and lower academic performance. The Challenge provided a way for kids to help other kids!
The 2011 Holiday Hunger Challenge ran from September 26th through November 21st.
Click on the following links for 2011 results and details:
FOR THE LIST OF ALL 2010 AWARD WINNERS, CLICK 2010 Awards.
Special thanks to our 2011 lead sponsors whose support made this challenge possible: Thunder 106, The Breeze, B98.5 and The Asbury Park Press.
In addition, thanks to all of the other 2011 sponsors who helped us in the fight against hunger: AJ Perri Inc., Dietz & Watson, Hutchins HVAC, In Vision Eyecare, Medieval Times, OceanFirst, Pauline Poyner-Sales Associate CRS Coldwell Banker and Schneider & Nelson Audi.