HOBOKEN – Students from All Saints Episcopal Day School and Hoboken Charter School will hold two fundraisers on May 7 to raise money for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, St. Matthew’s Lunchtime Ministry Program, and the “In Jesus Name” Emergency Food Pantry in Hoboken.
On May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., students from both schools will hold a breakfast at All Saints Episcopal Day School (707 Washington St.), and will hand out handmade bowls, as part of the Empty Bowls international project to raise awareness for hunger. Donations will be accepted at the event.
The Hoboken Charter School lunch will take place at 12 p.m. at The Hoboken Homeless Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St. Tickets are $10 for individuals or $25 per family and will be available at the door.
Students from both schools will also be around town at supermarkets and other locations on May 7, collecting canned food and dry goods as well as toiletries.
The donations will be pooled and given to the three recipients of the fundraiser.
Leading up to the events, the students at the schools studied hunger and homelessness. One in 50 children in the United States are homeless, according to the release.