EDISON, NJ-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge community came together in a big way to support a schoolwide food drive in honor of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Students and families in all three divisions donated items that are being delivered to two local food pantries – Hands of Hope in Edison and Starfish in Plainfield.

Items collected included a large variety of canned goods, cereal, oatmeal, pasta, rice, juice, peanut butter, jelly, boxed cake, brownie and cookie mix, granola bars and baby items. Food insecurity rates in New Jersey have hit staggering numbers and the W+H community rallied to support this very important cause.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour.