BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School continued a 15-year tradition by holding their Annual Holiday Food Drive and creating food baskets to support local families in need.

Efforts for the drive were led by the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s SkillsUSA Chapter and Principal Diane Ziegler.

As part of the food drive, each class grade had the opportunity to win a pizza party by donating the most food items. This year, the sophomore class won the party by donating 779 food items, which were included in the baskets. Sophomore Class Advisor Ed Graf was very proud of his students and commended them on their efforts.

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After the initial donations were collected, 15 families in need were provided baskets filled with a complete Thanksgiving meal including a turkey, fresh pie created by the Culinary Arts students and all the trimmings. In addition to creating the baskets, SCVTHS continued the food drive and all donations were then given to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.

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