MILLBURN, NJ - Members of the Millburn Middle School Peer Leadership Program are looking to make a difference in the community and help fight hunger and are willing to get their hands dirty to help others. On March 9, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm the Peer Leadership will welcome the community to the Millburn Middle School Cafeteria to share a hot meal and help raise money to support two fine charities. Creating beautifully crafted clay bowls by hand, the students are selling the empty bowls for $15 to help fill the empty bowls of individuals and families in need. 

The funds raised support Millburn's own Down The Block, Inc that was founded by township residents to help within the Millburn community. Down the Block, Inc. is a non-profit corporation created and run by a group of Millburn/Short Hills residents concerned that people are struggling financially right here in our town. Their mission is to provide short-term assistance to those of our Township neighbors facing unexpected financial setbacks.

The proceeds will also help The Community Food Bank of New Jersey.  The Community FoodBank of New Jersey began when founder, and former President and CEO, Kathleen DiChiara, began distributing groceries out of the trunk of her car in 1975. Within months she created a food bank as part of the Archdiocese of Newark. Today the Community FoodBank of New Jersey distributes 44 million pounds of food a year to more than 1,000 non-profit programs, as well as more than 400 programs served by its Partner Distribution Organizations (PDOs). More than 4.7 million times a year, someone in need is fed by Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s network of partner charities.

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A designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, as well as a member of the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks, which includes our three Partner Distribution Organizations (PDOs)

For more information about Down the Block, visit http://www.downtheblock.org.

For more information about the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, visit http://www.cfbnj.org.