Students Change Hunger Food Drive Generates Increase in Donations

Atlantic Cape’s Student Government Association's annual Students Change Hunger Food Drive was a great success.

Atlantic Cape’s Student Government Association’s annual Students Change Hunger Food Drive was a great success.

Atlantic Cape’s Student Government Association hosted its annual Students Change Hunger Food Drive from Sept. 15 through Nov. 21 at all three campuses, and it was a huge success. Over the 67 days of the drive, SGA collected more than 1,633 items of food, amounting to 1,292 pounds; 1,142 more pounds than last year.

Upon delivering the mass amount of items to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, located in Egg Harbor Township, volunteers were very thankful. As the Student Government advisor and helpers exited the Food Bank, a food collector stated, “It’s because of generous and giving people like you guys that I am able to feed 2,000 people this Thanksgiving. We’re truly thankful.”

Small acts of kindness are sometimes powerful enough to make major impacts in the lives of families. Despite the ongoing negative impact the casino closures are making on families in Atlantic County, Atlantic Cape students and faculty wanted to demonstrate that no one is in this alone. The Student Government Association looks forward to future Students Change Hunger Food Drives and making a difference in the community, one family at a time.

The Student Government Association greatly appreciates the tremendous contributions of Atlantic Cape students, faculty and the following clubs: Student Nurse’s Club, Baking and Pastry Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Lacrosse Club, Paralegal Club, Asian Student Alliance and the Cheerleading Club.

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