SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Every fall the Spotswood High School's National Honor Society holds a food drive. This year's food collection to benefit the Alice's CUP food pantry on Main Street grew in scope to include the entire school. Coinciding with the high school's annual Spirit Week that leads up to the big homecoming football game and evening dance, the food drive morphed into a competition that incorporated pretty much every Charger organization, the staff and the students. The end result was more than 900 pounds of food to help stock the shelves of the local pantry that assists any Middlesex County resident in need.
"The Spotswood High School community encourages all the students to be positive members of the larger community in which they live," explained Spotswood High School Math teacher Michelle Robbins. "To that end the Spotswood High School Chapter of the National Honor Society each fall runs a food drive to help stock the shelves of the local food pantry. Decades ago the chapter initiated this activity to encourage increased community service, one of the pillars of the National Honor Society."
"The entire student body filled the donation boxes in a friendly competition," Robbins continued. "The charitable spirit during the week’s activities included other organizations throughout the school, each supporting different components of the community. Teachers got into the act encouraging their students to participate, creating a culture of caring throughout the building."