HILLSIDE, NJ - Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Music Parents Association recently pitched in to aid the hungry in New Jersey.

Ten members, including students, parents, and a band alumni from the Class of 1986, helped the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in mid-February. They sorted boxes of food into categories and checked for expiration dates.

Founded 40 years ago, the FoodBank is "the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization," according to its website. Close to 900,000 people in New Jersey face hunger every day. More than 260,000 of them are children, according to the organization.

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The Hasbrouck Heights Music Parents Association holds several community outreach programs throughout the school year. In the past they have helped provide Thanksgiving meals with the Basket Brigade and cleaned area rivers. Currently the group is holding annual peanut butter and jelly drive through the Pops Concert on March 4.



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