UPDATE: Bansal has also added a Venmo account (@Charu-Bansal-1) for a simpler way to donate. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As more and more Livingston residents step up to help those in need during the global health crisis, Livingston High School (LHS) freshman Anusha Bansal has launched an online campaign to “help a fraction of millions of children who rely on school meals but are not getting them due to COVID-19.”

All donations for her virtual food drive are tax-deductible, and proceeds will go directly toward the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

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“Our country can use our help in providing basic nutritional needs to thousands of kids out there,” said Bansal. “I've only asked for $2,000 to start with, not knowing how the response will be; but this campaign is open to any donations above and beyond.”

Bansal’s donation page, which states that children “can suffer direct and dramatic effects on their physical development and mental well-being” when they don’t have enough food, can be found BY CLICKING HERE.

LHS students with cars as well as college students who are currently home from school have been among the many residents who have offered to pick up prescriptions, food or any other necessary items for the elderly in the community. Other community members have also offered to help parents understand their children’s school assignments as they continue through the remote-learning process.

A simple search on any community Facebook group will help community members find the assistance they need.

CLICK HERE to read more about what other residents and organizations are currently doing to assist others in need.

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