BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School continued a 16-year tradition by holding its Annual Holiday Food Drive and creating food baskets to support local families in need. 

Efforts for the drive were led by the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s SkillsUSA Chapter, the class advisors and principal Diane Ziegler. As part of the food drive, each class grade had the opportunity to win a pizza party by donating the most food items. This year, the freshman class, led by physical education instructor Matthew Poznanski, won the party by donating the most food items.

After the initial donations were collected, 21 families in need were provided baskets filled with a complete Thanksgiving meal including a turkey, fresh pie created by the culinary arts students and all the trimmings. In addition to creating the baskets, SCVTHS continued the food drive and all donations were then given to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  

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“Our school has done a great job this year helping families. I am so proud of everyone's efforts on this school wide service project,” Ziegler said.

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Photo:  (l-r) Sophomore Class Advisor Ed Graf, SCVTHS students Siddharth Shankar of Hillsborough, Brianna Broderick of Flemington, Cristina Young of Martinsville, Kristen Fernandez of South Bound Brook and Junior Class Advisor Maureen Gillooly pose with some of the donated “food baskets.”