Over the past two years students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus have taken first place in the Students Change Hunger Challenge ~ Division 1. According to classroom teacher Catherine McGowan, this year they collected nearly a half ton of food.
Students Change Hunger is a statewide food drive for schools. Each year, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey distributes 40 million pounds of food; of that, seven million pounds are distributed out of the Egg Harbor Township facility to more than 280 charities in the area.
“Collecting food for the Students Change Hunger Challenge gives our students, parents, teachers and staff an opportunity to think about those less fortunate,” said Alvin Doyle, principal at the Northfield campus.
This year’s challenge continues the Northfield campus’s track record of helping the Food Bank following their award last year for a record-breaking fundraising effort.
CAPTION: Colette Kraus, Food Sourcing Coordinator at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Egg Harbor Township congratulates Y.A.L.E. School educator Catherine McGowan, whose class took first place in the Students Change Hunger Challenge.