PLOP Peer Leaders Continue Thanksgiving Tradition

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Aamir Jamil and James Beacham

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As usual, Ms. Kirk’s PLOP peer leaders has started its Thanksgiving Food Drive to help benefit those in need for Thanksgiving. According to Ms. Kirk, “The assembly is a time for us to celebrate all of our good fortunes. But at the same time, it also reaches out to those who are less fortunate.”

At the assembly, the food from the food drive will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. From there, the food will be given families in need of more food. Millburn Middle School has had a lot of success with this food drive in recent history, “the past year, Millburn Middle School raised 2,500 pounds of food, which was the most out of any school in New Jersey,” said Ms. Kirk.

The groups’ goal is to meet or surpass the amount of money raised last year. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey promises to “fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. [They] engage, educate and empower all sectors of society in the battle. Working together with volunteers, donors and our many partners, [they] work to fill the emptiness caused by hunger with Food, Help and Hope.”

Below is the full interview:

What is the Thanksgiving Food Drive and Assembly about?

“The assembly is a time for us to celebrate all of our good fortunes. But at the same time, it also reaches out to those who are less fortunate.”

 

How long has the school had this food drive?

Years and years, it is a long running tradition at the Middle school.

 

Do you have goals for this year?

Last year we raised 2,500 pounds of food which was the most in the state. We want to meet or surpass our goal.

 

Where will the food be donated?

It will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. After the assembly, which is on the half day, Wednesday (November 21st), trucks from the food bank will drive to the middle school and pickup the food.

 

What items are being collected?

(Canned) Tuna, salmon, chicken and ham

Shelf stable milk

Pasta, potatoes, cereal and rice

(Canned) Mac and cheese, chili, stews, soups, vegetables and fruit

Foods that do not expire for a long time in cans or PLASTIC jars

NO glass, cellophane, bottled water or soda

For more go to our billboard across the Guidance office to check out the flyer.

 

Is there anything else you would like to mention?

Besides the Thanksgiving Food drive, PLOP also donates money from the Candy-grams in October and February candy sale to Heifer Foundation. They will present a check to the foundation so the money reaches families in need.

This Thanksgiving, think about others and bring in some food! The boxes are located in each homeroom and Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22nd. This year’s assembly for eighth grade will be period 2 and the assembly for both sixth and seventh grade will be during period 4 on November 21st, Wednesday, a half day.

 

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My name is  Aamir Jamil. I love to play tennis, read, bike and ski. I like science, math and social studies.

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My name is James Beacham. I love tennis, debate, model U.N, movies, writing and skiing.

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