District Project: Hunger in NJ

NJ Food Banks Map

The New Jersey District of Key Club International is proud to announce that we have chosen Hunger in NJ as our District Project for the 2017-2018 service year. We are still working with the same organization as last two years, the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks, we just simplified the name this year.

With this initiative, the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks and the New Jersey District of Key Club International have teamed up to galvanize awareness for hunger and poverty that are affecting our neighbors right here in New Jersey. You may not know it, but 1 in 8 people in New Jersey struggle with hunger - put that in the perspective of whichever school you attend, town in which you live, or activities in which you engage. Hunger is a very real problem, but often overlooked, so we are giving Key Clubbers opportunities to engage with their communities to make a difference.

District Project Video

In order to effectively devote our time to making the plight of the hungry known, we will be interacting with our community and civic organizations for many hours and many months. The District has recognized that our service hour goal toward the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks is:

14,000 hours

Our Fundraising Goal Is...

$60,000

...$10,000 for each of the 6 locations of food banks in NJ.

Our Collection Goal Is...

56,000 pounds

...5 for the number of food banks, 6 for the number of locations.