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Students Who Serve: Lincoln Roosevelt Students Break Food Drive Record

ROXBURY TWP., N.J. (November 4, 2013) -- Lincoln-Roosevelt students donated 3,104 cans of food to Roxbury Social Services as part of its annual food drive. Last year they donated 2,845 cans. 
Two classes - Mrs. Tate with Mrs. Rubenstein and Mrs. Ferrentino with Mrs. MacEwen - both tied for the most cans raised with 428 cans per class. The classes won a bagel breakfast as a result.  
The food drive started as a student council project. Representatives for each class helped promote the drive, which ran for seven school days. Mr. Corino is the advisor for the student council and Daphne Mott, the school's media specialist, collected, counted and tallied cans each day so that students could receive a daily update, according to Lincoln-Roosevelt School Assistant Principal Chris Argenziano. 
"We just have great kids and families in Roxbury who want to give to those in need," Argenziano said. Lincoln-Roosevelt School Guidance Counselor Roxie Benbow also made the food drive part of the school's bullying and drug use prevention outreach with students.  
Part of the success of this year's food drive is also the fact they made it a competition among classes. "One family brought in 100 cans alone," Argenziano said.