Cranford’s Hillside Avenue School is once again making a difference in the community, this time with an impressive food drive that coincides with the Scarecrow Stroll in Downtown Cranford!
Third grade teacher Lori Talbot informed us that the third grade students made a terrific scarecrow for the stroll, aptly named “Hangry.” Big-eyed Hangry is set up right in front of Augusta Mae Consignment Boutique on Alden Street, and the kids have left instructions and a collection box for nonperishable food donations, all of which which will go to the Community Food Bank. Among the items most needed at the Food Bank:
**Canned meat and fish
**Cannned/packed fruits and vegetables
**Note: No glass, cellphone, baby food, soda, or water
According to Lori: “The students are so excited! They’ve already collected 144 pounds of food! They will be collecting at Augusta Mae for the rest of the month, as well as collecting in school.”
Hillside Ave School is competing against other schools in the Students Change Hunger food drive that is taking place from now until December, so Hangry could help Hillside be the big winner!
There are more than 90 adorable scarecrows set up throughout Downtown Cranford, so take a stroll to check them out, and bring a donation for Hangry while you’re at!
If you can’t donate food, here’s a link where you can donate money to the food bank in the name of Hillside Ave School, and every dollar counts as a pound of food!