IC HOPE (Helping Our People Eat)

    A Tradition of Excellence

    A Tradition of Service

     is dedicated to raising awareness of the problem of hunger in New Jersey and to taking action to solve that problem. 

    Congratulations to the IC HOPE class of 2016 for their Division 4 Award from the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean County for raising 5247 lbs of food.






    Congratulations to the IC HOPE class of 2015 for their Division 4 Award from the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean County for raising 5800 lbs of food.






    The IC HOPE 2014 team earned, along with four other schools across the nation, "grand prize" status in the LEAD2FEED competition sponsored by the Lift a Life Foundation, YUM!Brands, and USA TODAY.  A $25,000 grant was awarded to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in the name of IC HOPE.  This generous grant allows the FoodBank to supply 75,000 meals for people in our area who are in need of help.  

    The IC HOPE 2014 team is proud to announce that the FoodBank  recognized their efforts with the Governor's Cup, the  "Early Bird Award" and the Division 4 - Elementary School Award. Thanks to all of the BES friends and families who have supported events and IC HOPE initiatives to help others.

    The IC HOPE 2013 team is proud to award the first Students Change Hunger - Student Leadership Award to Monmouth University (selected by the FoodBank for student leadership that insires more students to participate in the important work of volunteering in the community.

    32 of us helped sort and stack food at the FoodBank on November 1:

    The IC HOPE 2014 team delivered food and funds to the FoodBank on October 30th:


      Press Communications and the FoodBank invited IC HOPE to record radio spots for the Students Change Hunger Campaign.  Listen at "Radio 2013" at the tab at left.



    In June 2013, the IC HOPE team received the Jefferson Youth Award for "Outstanding Community Service in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership in Volunteerism." 


    Buddy Day         

    The IC HOPE 2013 team won $1000 for the FoodBank from YUM! Brands for its January through March 2013 efforts.  See our photo in the LEAD2FEED video:


    Governor's Cup Reception                           

    FoodBank Tour    

    Babysitting Bash    

    Saturday Car Wash    

    PB&J Drive      

    Change for Students Change Hunger     

    Bake Sale    

    Raising Awareness       

    Partnering with Borough  

    Chair Auction       

    Behind the Scenes     

    Partner with RAH    

    August 2012 FoodBank Media Event    


    IC HOPE 2012  and  Youth Service Challenge Award


    Thanks to 2012 partners!

      IC HOPE 2012 raised a total of $2500 which was donated to the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties in March 2012.  IC HOPE 2013 donated $4000 and 2,199 pounds of food to the FoodBank as of December 14, 2012. 


    Continue to the bottom of the page for commercials, the radio spot, a power point, and information about the problem of hunger in our area.