Students Change Hunger


Register Your School Today for the 2014 Holiday Hunger Challenge

Join Students Across the State As They Help Feed Hungry People in New Jersey

Visit www.studentschangehunger.org to register

Thank You To The Sponsors of the 2014 Holiday Hunger Challenge

SCH sponsors 2014

 

Holiday Hunger Challenge

In 2007 The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties created the Holiday Hunger Challenge, challenging students and schools to raise food and awareness to combat the growing number of food insecure residents in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The Challenge helps to stock the FoodBank’s shelves for the busy holiday season.

Five years and over 150,000 pounds of collected food later, the Holiday Hunger Challenge went statewide as Students Change Hunger in 2012, incorporating all five food banks in New Jersey.

Students Change Hunger is open to students of all ages who want to combat hunger in New Jersey. Schools are categorized by the size of the student population. The schools then compete with each other to collect as much food as possible for their local food bank. At the end of the challenge, schools that bring in the most food are presented with awards by their local food bank.

Each of the state’s five food banks also nominate five schools from their area to compete for the competition’s most coveted award, the Governor’s Cup.  Endorsed by Governor Chris Christie, the Governor’s Cup is based not only on the weight donated, but also on school spirit, active participation throughout the competition, student advocacy and community engagement.

Since its inception, the Holiday Hunger Challenge collected over 415,000 pounds of food for hungry people in our area. In 2013, 78 schools participated, collecting over 71,000 pounds of food and  more than $18,000 to help families who face hunger.  For more information visit www.studentschangehunger.org

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 School Holiday Hunger Challenge

 

Pounds Per Student Award

Alpha High School

1,351 lbs of food / $2,539 pounds for dollars = 80.7 pounds per student


Heavyweight Champion Award

In recognition of the school who donated the most food throughout the competition.

Colts Neck High School

6,364 lbs


Early Bird Award

In recognition of a school’s swift call to end hunger and donate food before November 1st.

Brielle Elementary School

2,540 lbs


Student Leadership Award

In recognition of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, exemplifying the FoodBank’s mission to alleviate hunger and build food security.

Monmouth University

1,180 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$


Philip N. Connelly Awards

In recognition of a school’s exceptional spirit, commitment and dedication toward the cause of fighting hunger.

Barnegat High School

4,194 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Eisenhower Middle School

3,323 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Emma Havens Young Elementary School

3,571 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$


Spirit of Giving Awards

In recognition a school’s exceptional leadership and commitment to relieving hunger in our local communities.

Ardena School

1,558 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Asher Holmes Elementary School

1,010 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Cedar Drive Middle School

3,660 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Central Regional High School

2,606 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Drum Point Road Elementary School

2,074 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Lanes Mill Elementary School

3,318 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Harbor High School

1,442 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Howell Middle School South

1,743 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Howell High School

5,407 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollars$

HW Mountz Elementary School

1,044 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Mahala F. Atchison School

1,121 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Manalapan High School

1,716 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Meadowbrook Elementary School

2,048 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Marlboro Memorial Middle School

1,378 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Memorial Middle School

2,394 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Ocean Road Elementary School

1,483 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Wall High School

1,612 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

1,937 lbs: Including Pound$ for Dollar$

Division Awards

(All totals include Including Pound$ for Dollar$ and Bonuses)

Division 1 Pre-School: Wall Primary Pre-School, 74 lbs

Division 2 Pre-School: The Brookside Pre-School, 766 lbs

Division 3 Pre-School: Abbot Early Learning Center, 257 lbs


Division 1 Elementary: Bright Horizons at Wall, 56 lbs

Division 2 Elementary: The Rugby School, 331 lbs

Division 3 Elementary: Meadowbrook Elementary, 2,048 lbs

Division 4 Elementary: Brielle Elementary School, 7,386 lbs

Division 5 Elementary: Emma Havens Young Elementary School, 3,571 lbs


Division 1 Intermediate: DCF Schools Monmouth/Ocean Campus, 497 lbs

Division 2 Intermediate: Manalapan Englishtown Middle School, 1,058 lbs

Division 3 Intermediate: Cedar Drive Middle School, 3,660 lbs

Division 4 Intermediate: Memorial Middle School, 2,394 lbs

Division 5 Intermediate: Marlboro Memorial Middle School, 1,378 lbs


Division 1 High School: Alpha School, 4,034 lbs

Division 2 High School: Harbor High School, 1,442 lbs

Division 3 High School: OCTVS Performing Arts Academy, 1,059 lbs

Division 4 High School: Shore Regional High School, 665 lbs

Division 5 High School: Colts Neck High School, 6474 lbs

Division 6 High School: Manalapan High School, 1,716 lbs


Division 6 College: Monmouth University, 1,180 lbs