Burlington Township High School hosted an event facilitated by the Stop Hunger Now Philadelphia location in April to commemorate Global Youth Service Day. BJ’s Charitable Foundation provided a grant to support their efforts.
Molly R., 15 years old, freshman at Burlington Township High School reflects on the event. “Stop Hunger Now was a lot of fun. I liked working as a team. The music made it fun. We all cheered when we heard the gong because it meant we just saved 1000 kids from hunger. I felt really proud when they asked me to hit the gong once. The whole experience made me really appreciate all that I have and the fact that I am not hungry on a daily basis like so many children in the world are. I never really thought about the fact that people don’t have access to food. I loved everything about the project and I’m glad I was able to do it.”
Ruth S., Family and Consumer Science teacher at Burlington Township High School added, “I have participated in the school’s community service day program for 6 years. The Stop Hunger Now project was by far the best program we have been involved in. I love watching the students get so excited about what they are doing and I am proud to be a part of it. I definitely want to help with this project again next year.”