Food in the Time of COVID – The work of the PLOP peer leaders


Anshrutha Shrinivas

The PLOP peer leaders do so much community service, and address interests and concerns of both worldwide issues, and issues in the Millburn community itself. 

An example of such work that they have done is the 500 pounds of food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey that they donated right before Thanksgiving.

A way to help the PLOP peer leaders help others is to donate food to the food drive! They are still collecting food throughout the school year. 

There are bins set up outside the front door of the school until we get back to the hybrid model next week. They’re also there nights and weekends, and students can bring food to drop in bins at the main hallway (for those in hybrid). 

Any non-perishable food is fine for donation, but as per safety reasons, no glass containers. If you would like to donate something perishable, please contact Ms. Kirk ([email protected] is her email) In addition, monetary donations are always welcome. 

The PLOP peer leaders also participate in a program with CFBNJ called students change hunger among schools to see which school can collect the most food (that contest ends on December 9th) 

Food insecurity right now is at an all time high, somewhat similar to the Great Depression, with its decline in economic activity, employment rates, and equity rates that rival or even go above the declines of the Great Depression (Use this link to learn more) Many have lost their jobs and are relying on food banks for food. Your contribution could be a great help to those in need!