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Local High School Key Clubs Raise Money and Food for Food Banks

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Some of the members of the ALJ High School Key Club's volleyball team at Spike Out Hunger. ALJ hosted the fundraising and awareness raising event. Credits: Susan Dougherty
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The ALJ Team sells snacks, pizza and drinks with all profits going to the NJ Community Foodbanks. Credits: Susan Dougherty
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Members of the Westfield High School's Key Club help Spike Out Hunger at the November volleyball tournament. Credits: Susan Dougherty
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JP Stevens' team in the Spike Out Hunger volleyball tournament are congratulated by members of the ALJ Key Club, hosts of the event. Credits: Susan Dougherty
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Ron Pask, Rosemary Oarsley,  Laura Sodano, and Ellen Zamboni.  Credits: Susan Dougherty
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Julian Macern and Stephania Gonzales are congratulated by Laura Sodano of the NJ Community Foodbanks for running a successful event. Credits: Susan Dougherty
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Students in Key Clubs showed their spirit for community service in November. They decided to Spike Out Hunger

On November 22nd, Division 11 under the direction of Lt. Governor Julian Maceren and Division 14 Lt. Governor Stephania Gonzales, combined forces to hold their Divisional Volleyball Tournament at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.  A proud Stephania reported, “We raised over $600 and 110 pounds of food!”

Ms. Laura Sodano from the New Jersey Community Food Banks was on hand to welcome the students and to thank them for their support of food insecure people in New Jersey.

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In Stephania’s newsletter to her clubs, she thanked the students who helped make the event a success and especially to Arthur L. Johnson High School Key Club members under the leadership of Mrs. Ellen Zamboni for helping organize the event at the school with signs, balloons and a food table.

 JP Stevens High School’s “Gym Class Scrubs” took home the 1st place trophy, and JFK Memorial’s “Team Dub” took home 2nd place. Stephania reports that Division 14 will be well represented at the District Tournament in February. 

The NJ Community Foodbanks are the Governor's Project for the 2015-16 Key Club year.

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