UNION, NJ – The St. Joseph Homeless Shelter in Elizabeth recently received over 150 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made during a gathering of Union High School National Honor Society members.

Twenty–one members came together, divided themselves into two groups in the school cafeteria, and worked on an assembly line to create the sandwiches.  The sandwiches were later picked up by Barb LaMort, a volunteer from the St. Joseph Shelter in Elizabeth to be distributed later that day.

“I learned that I should never take what I have for granted,” said Honor Society member Selena Newton.  “The food I waste can go to someone that really needs it. It really opened my eyes and made me so grateful.” 

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Sarah Williams, President of the National Honor Society worked hand-in-hand with club advisors, Mrs. Whitley and Mrs. Schulman, to organize the event.  “It is an amazing honor to be able to work with such dedicated and determined students,” said Whitley.  “Their help on this event, and all our other events, is beyond amazing. I am truly honored to work with them.”

The National Honor Society is a group of Union High School seniors who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 of higher throughout their tenure in high school. The dedication the members all have to their community is shown through different events, including mentoring programs and blood drives.