Students Change Hunger


Students Change Hunger 2015!

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, in collaboration with Press Communications, LLC Radio Stations, introduced the Holiday Hunger Challenge in 2007; a food drive competition for schools in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to help families less fortunate during the holiday season. Since that time, the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks have joined the challenge to create the Students Change Hunger campaign!

We would like to thank the 202 schools that participated statewide in this highly successful event last year. In total, 162,000 lbs. of food and over $51,000 were donated by schools throughout New Jersey to help families in need.

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.

If your school was unable to participate last year, I hope you will give consideration to this year’s campaign. Last year, over 80 schools throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties participated to help The FoodBank in its mission of alleviating hunger and building food security in our communities.

This year, the campaign will run from Monday, September 21st through Monday, November 23rd

Please visit to learn more and to register your school. You may also contact me directly at The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties at or 732-643-5860. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you will be able to take the challenge this fall!

Click here to register your school!

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