Ranney Awarded Heavyweight Champion in Students Change Hunger Campaign
Ranney School was awarded the Heavyweight Champion Award for the 2019 Students Change Hunger Campaign for collecting the most food and money raised in a community service initiative. Ranney was one of only three schools to donate more than 5,000 pounds of food and was also awarded the Division 4 High School Award. As a community, Ranney collected more than 5,127 pounds of food.
The 2019 Students Change Hunger Recognition Event will be held Thursday, January 30 at iPlay America.
In a partnership with Students Change Hunger, a federation of New Jersey food banks including Fulfill, Ranney competed with other New Jersey schools to collect as much food as possible for Lunch Break and Fulfill.
Upper School club R.H.O.P.E., led by Emily Zimmermann '21 and Sandy Wilderotter '21, organized fundraisers to inspire our community to elevate the impact of our annual food drive, raising more than $1,165. R.H.O.P.E. sold wristbands, held a Dodgeball Tournament in October, hosted a Pie-A-Teacher Contest, organized Dollar Wars, and also ran a bake sale.
"Forming R.H.O.P.E. has been a goal of mine since 8th grade," said Sandy. "It is so exciting to see it happen and be so successful. The most rewarding part is to think that you are truly making a difference in other people’s lives. However, none of this would have been possible if I didn’t have such a great team, composed of 90 Ranney School students and faculty, working towards our goal."
The annual Fall Community Food Drive ran through November 14.