Students Change Hunger


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 in Monday, September 19 through Monday, December 12. 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 2015, with a total of 235 schools participating statewide, gathering 174,023 pounds of food and over $44,000 in monetary contributions!

Students Change Hunger is a statewide school food drive competition. The challenge gives students, parents, teachers and staff an opportunity to help those less fortunate during the holiday season. Schools are categorized by the size of their student population. The schools then compete to collect as much food as possible for their local food bank. The schools that bring in the most food in their division are given special awards at the end of the competition. In addition, one school is given the top prize, the Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup, endorsed by Governor Chris Christie, is awarded for school spirit, advocacy, and active participation throughout the competition.

Students Change Hunger 2016 will start on Monday, September 19 and extend through Monday, December 12. It’s early, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start collecting now!

Click here to register your school!