Sunny skies and warm temps made this year's Turkey Day even more unusual, but in typical fashion, the GSB community rallied strong for the school's 19th annual celebration. While campus coronavirus restrictions cancelled the Annual Turkey Trot, the spirit of Thanksgiving prevailed among students and faculty.
A total of 409 frozen birds were collected this year for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest state-wide anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization. The CFBNJ estimates that 1.2 million Garden State residents suffer from hunger every day, with children comprising 400,000 of that total. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more neighbors than ever experience food insecurity. CFBNJ projects that 19.7% of children face hunger since the pandemic's start, an uptick of 8.4% from last year.
Our community-wide efforts will help nourish many families in-need this Thanksgiving. We appreciate all who generously donated to such a worthy cause and continued our time-honored tradition, especially during a pandemic.