EDISON-- In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is holding a food drive. Although the pandemic has prevented the school from hosting its fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on campus, the school remains committed to supporting his dreams of friendship, peace, love, equal opportunity and unity.

W+H families will help the school combat food insecurity and help others in the community. The school is collecting food donations for Hands of Hope, a nonprofit food pantry located in Edison, NJ and Starfish, a nonprofit food pantry located in Plainfield, NJ. Some items that are needed include: canned vegetables, fruit, beans, canned stews and soups with meat, canned tuna, cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, pasta, rice, boxed macaroni and cheese, 100% Juice (in plastic bottles or juice boxes), peanut butter and jelly, boxed cake, brownie or cookie mix.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit https://www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour