CCC takes a step to end hunger in Monmouth County


In order to contribute to two fundraisers, the CCC held a food drive competition between all the grades at CHS.

Eliza Madore

During the week of Oct. 11 through Oct. 14, the Cultural Communications Club presented the students of Communications High School with an opportunity to help feed the community of Monmouth County: the CROP Hunger Walks.

Participants in CROP Hunger Walks normally raise money for the food banks in their community by walking in the event. This year’s CROP Walk was held at the same time as the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, an event CHS traditionally participates in, so it was up to the CCC to find a unique way to contribute to this important cause.

The solution, presented by junior Jordan Denzler of Lincroft, was to contribute to the food drive associated with the event. The CCC Council proposed a competition between classes to see which grade could donate the most food and earn a class breakfast as a reward.

“One of the things we all agreed on was helping more food banks,” CCC co-president senior Marina Berger of Marlboro said. “So, when Jordan came to us seeking help with the CROP Hunger Walk, we figured it was the perfect opportunity.”

The sophomores came in first place, followed by the juniors, freshman, and seniors respectively. In total, CHS was able to collect 547 items of food to be donated, which equates to more than one item per student. 

Upperclassmen noted that they were impressed with the involvement of the underclassmen, and their major contribution in donations.

The sophomores and freshmen also really surprised us and we were shocked at how much they contributed,” Denzler said.

Not only was this the first CCC event of the year, but it was Spanish teacher Karen Britto’s first event as CCC advisor. Still, she explained that the CCC council made it an easy event to plan.

“The planning was seamless because the CCC council is amazing and talented,” Britto said.

In the future, the club hopes to support more causes that students are passionate about, whether it be from their home high school or own families.

“We plan to be back next year and raise even more!” Denzler said.