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Jefferson School’s Community Share a Success

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Jefferson School’s Community Share a Success

 Jefferson Community Share

Roxbury, NJ (May 21, 2020) — Back in September beginning on the first day of school, Jefferson Elementary School began it’s “Community Share” project where students contributed to the Roxbury Social Services food pantry by collecting food items that in prior years were thrown away. 

Some students who were purchasing their lunch may not have wanted their milk, yogurt, carrot sticks, etc. that came with a school lunch, so the school created a “Share Bin” for “unwanted, unopened, and uneaten” items. 

This food was stored in a donated refrigerator in the lunchroom and three times a week the collection was delivered to Roxbury Social Services. 

The final tally of donated items when school closed due to COVID-19 on March 13 was 948 milk cartons, 113 containers of yogurt, 2,790 bags of carrots, and 1,948 various fruit items. Also donated were juice boxes, cheese sticks, and pretzel bags. 

Fourth-grader Even Elbaum back in September shared how he felt about the project saying, “It feels good giving back to our community and not wasting good food."

 

LOGO ATTACHED (courtesy of Jefferson School)

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For more information, contact: Roxbury Community Relations/Community School Coordinator Ann Rhodes at arhodes@roxbury.org or 973-584-7699.

 

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