WDHA Morning Jolt

Hunger Awareness

Here Are the Details For WDHA’s 2023 Students Change Hunger Campaign

Students Change Hunger is a friendly statewide food and fund drive competition for New Jersey schools, from preschool through college. Schools of all sizes across the state can participate. Last year, the participating schools raised more than 72,000 pounds of food and more than $40,000 to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. In total, these donated resources supported nearly 177,000 meals for neighbors in need. This year, the campaign runs until January 2024. Schools can register on CFBNJ’s website at cfbnj.org/studentschangehunger. Food insecurity isn't always visible to the naked eye, but it is a big problem here in New Jersey, even in some of the more affluent areas. Right now, there are nearly 750,000 New Jersey residents who fall under the umbrella of being food insecure including college students and senior citizens. Children aren't immune either; they make up more than 200,000 among food-insecure residents here in the Garden State. Tim Winn is the Schools & Community Outreach Manager for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. He joined Jim Monaghan on the WDHA Morning Jolt to discuss this year's program. https://youtu.be/q7o-MzjHylA   Renee Helfenstein is the Senior Director of Special Events and Community Outreach for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. https://youtu.be/9sIFL8NC8bE   Elizabeth McCarthy is the President and CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Her job is all-encompassing, dealing with the overall operation of the Community FoodBank. https://youtu.be/zaWfRCsCgFw   There are a number of ways you, your company, your family, and your school can get involved. Food drives, fundraisers, volunteering at the Community FoodBank, and other efforts can make a huge difference, especially heading into the holiday season which is just a few weeks away. And if your school or organization prefers a contactless option, you can still make a difference by hosting a virtual fundraiser. Visit cfbnj.org/studentschangehunger for information on how to set up your page. [select-listicle listicle_id="736840" syndication_name="8-grocery-store-behaviors-to-avoid" description="yes"]