Students Change Hunger

Congratulations to all the schools who took part in Students Change Hunger 2016 and THANKS to all our Sponsors – Check out these highlights!


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 from September through December. 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 at The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties in 2016, with a total of 115,081 pounds of food and over $14,000 in monetary contributions! Thank you to all who participated to make this 10th Anniversary a record-breaking year!

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.