Youth Programs

Students Change Hunger

Students Change Hunger is a great way for students to work together to fight hunger in New Jersey. It’s a statewide food and fund drive competition for preschool through college students. 

If your school is participating in remote learning, you can still make a difference by hosting a virtual fundraiser.

How Students Can Join the Fight Against Hunger

Students Change Hunger (SCH) is a friendly competition where schools and youth community groups host food and/or fund drives at their schools to help feed our hungry New Jersey neighbors. Schools compete to donate the most food or funds to fight back against hunger in our state between Monday, September 13, 2021 and Friday, January 14, 2022.

During the 2020/2021 Students Change Hunger campaign, more than 100 schools participated, donating more than 56,000 pounds of food and $45,000 to benefit their local food banks. In total, these donated resources supported 181,000 meals for neighbors in need.

This campaign helps to meet the need in our communities and teaches students the power of advocacy and outreach. Students are the next generation of leaders, and when they come together to support their communities, great things are possible.

Register for Students Change Hunger and check out our resources on the right. You can be the change in New Jersey!


Diana Levy, LSW, Schools and Community Outreach Manager