UNION, NJ - Battle Hill School students, staff, and parents pitched in again this year to make 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the “Be The Change” organization.

The sandwiches were placed in bags decorated by the students.  Each sandwich was accompanied by a water, chips, a granola bar, fruit snacks, and a napkin.  School counselor Ingrid Soares asked students to decorate the brown paper bags with inspirational and kind words and/or pictures.

“Once again, Operation PB&J was a huge success,” said Soares.  “Thank you so much to all the staff, parents and students who donated items and their time to help bring kindness to those in need.”  Soares said in addition to the 100 bags, the school donated extra items for a second PB&J event the “Be the Change” organization hosted at a separate location.  Kindness if magic.”

“Be the Change” is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Norma Bowe, a professor at Kean University.  The organization is a community service and activism group made up of students from Kean University and other volunteers dedicated to serving the needs of the local, state, national and global community.