The holidays were a whole lot happier this year thanks to the hard work and dedication of students of the Point Pleasant School District.
For the fourth year in a row, the district participated in the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Holiday Hunger Food Drive.
The Foodbank’s Holiday Hunger Challenge is a competitive food drive held in schools throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Participating schools “win” the challenge by donating the most pounds of food in relation to student enrollment.
Recently, the Foodbank announced that three of the district’s four schools were named recipients of awards of distinction for their food collection efforts.
For raising 1,056 pounds of food, Point Pleasant Borough High School was named the winning high school in Division Three.
For collecting a whopping 1,621 pounds of food, Memorial Middle School earned the Foodbank’s Spirit of Giving Award, for the second year in a row.
And with 922 pounds of food collected, Ocean Road Elementary School joined Memorial in the list of schools to receive the Spirit of Giving Award, an award that recognizes schools that have demonstrated outstanding spirit, commitment and enthusiasm toward the cause of fighting hunger in their local communities.