Students Change Hunger

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 Students Change Hunger!

We would like to thank the 100 schools that participated throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties this year! In total, over 78,000 lbs. of food and over $16,000 in monetary contributions was donated 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, we hope you will give consideration to the 2016 campaign!

Please visit to learn more and to register your school for Students Change Hunger 2016! You may also contact Ryan directly at The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties at or 732-643-5860. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will be able to take the challenge next fall!

Click here to register your school!

None of this would be possible, without the help of our amazing Sponsors!

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