Millburn Key Club Awarded for Food Bank Donation
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • 8:59pm
MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School Key Club received an award for a contest they didn’t even know they were signed up for: collecting the most food in the district for local food banks.
The Key Club had run a very successful Thanksgiving food drive at the ShopRite in Millburn. They also had a homeroom contest for the entire high school. The homeroom that collected the most food won a free breakfast from the school. There were many homeroom teachers that were particularly encouraging of food collection, which really influenced the students to bring in a lot. The club then delivered the food, as well as cash donations, to the Community Food Bank in Hillside.
Interestingly enough, the Millburn club collected food just because it felt a need to help those less fortunate during the Thanksgiving season. However, someone had signed the Millburn Key Club up for the district contest without them even knowing.
With all of the actual food collected and the additional dollars collected, the Millburn Key Club's donation totaled $6,800, far more then anyone else signed up in its division, and the second largest amount in the state.
Although the actual award was received from the Community Food Bank of Hillside, it is a statewide honor. The contest was created with the intention of encouraging people to donate food and raise money, but the Millburn Key Club did both of these things out of the goodness of their hearts and won the award without even being aware of its existence.