Clifton Schools Do Outstanding Work During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Jessica Tremble, Counseling Supervisor for the Clifton school district, made a brief presentation at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. She talked about how the district observed Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, during which students learned about these important issues via age-appropriate lessons and stories.
Each school collected non-perishable items for St. Peter’s Haven for an impressive total of 14,307 pounds of food. St. Peter’s is “a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) charitable organization that feeds the hungry and helps the homeless." If you'd like to help, you can donate toys and gift cards for children up until December 19th, bring in donations of food, or make a monetary donation via their website at any time.
Students and staff also collected monetary donations for Clifton’s Code Blue warming center, which offers shelter and food to at-risk residents when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. The One Clifton community collected $2,822 for this initiative and Ms. Tremble presented the large donation check to a grateful representative from the Clifton Health Department, who oversees the warming center.
Clifton’s Code Blue warming center is located at 1232 Main Avenue.