All year, but especially around the holidays, organizations like Interfaith Food Pantry are in need of donations.
When you add a crippling storm like Sandy to the mix, that need only becomes greater.
Students at Alexander Hamilton School in Morristown recognized the need and wanted to do something about it. Here is the lowdown on how they helped, courtesy Alexander Hamilton student Antti Meriluoto:
The Alexander Hamilton Student Council felt the need to help the Interfaith Food Pantry. The food pantry had a terrible struggle to regain food. Because of Superstorm Sandy, citizens of Morris County needed to throw out most of their refrigerated foods. This of course led the Interfaith Food Pantry to run immensely low on donations. Then, on Friday Nov. 16, A.H. students began donating spare food. After four days, the Student Council had tallied 1,100 items of food. The School was thrilled with the amount of food collected. We set a goal of 1,000 items and after only four days we accomplished this difficult feat.