Joel and I spent the week speaking with various representatives from the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

This year, Students Change Hunger may look different for schools but the need is greater than ever. If your school is participating in remote learning, you can still make a difference by hosting a virtual fundraiser or ask students to bring donations directly to our facility.

Register your school now to help New Jersey families in need!

Step 1: Nominate a parent/teacher advisor (teacher, parent, PTA member) to act as the contact person for the program to start the food drive at your school.

Step 2: Register your school by visiting

Step 3: Set up your virtual fundraiser by visiting

Step 4: Print out the toolkit from

Step 5: Start collecting food and funds!

Please ensure all activities adhere to health and safety information provided by the Governor of New Jersey’s reopening guidelines.

For more information, contact Diana Levy at

If you missed the interviews this week, you can catch them here:


Debby Scheinholtz

CFBNJ Senior Director of Corporate Relations and Volunteers

Debby Scheinholtz is Senior Director of Corporate Relations and Volunteers at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. She is responsible for CFBNJ’s relationships with more than 100 corporate partners; she also coordinates with the national corporate partnerships team at the Feeding America network of food banks. In addition, she oversees CFBNJ’s Volunteer Services team, which coordinates individual and group volunteer visits to the FoodBank and to outside food distribution events.
Prior to joining the FoodBank in November 2016, she was Vice President of Consulting at DiversityInc, where she advised companies on diversity strategy, communications and best practices.

Check out the interview with Debby here:


Diana Levy, LSW 

CFBNJ Schools and Community Outreach Manager

Diana Levy is the Schools and Community Outreach Manager at Community FoodBank of New Jersey. She is responsible for managing CFBNJ’s youth outreach programs that aim to educate, engage, and inspire young leaders to make a difference in their community. Diana takes a strategic approach to outreach and works to engage students from all walks of life.

 Diana is a passionate social worker and has previously worked with immigrants’ rights organizations and student advocacy groups.

Check out the interview with Diana here:

Matea Mandic

Student at Old Bridge High School

Matea Mandic is a recognised High School Junior student at Old Bridge High School who believes it’s important for all of us to get involved to help the fight against hunger.

Check out the interview with Matea here:


Carlos M. Rodriguez 

CFBNJ, President and CEO

Carlos M. Rodriguez is a recognized voice against hunger and addressing the needs of the working poor. Twenty-two years of executive leadership experience have focused on improving policies and delivering services to reach all neighbors in need.

Understanding the complex ecosystem affecting hunger, he has expanded efforts across multiple organizations to feed and shorten the food lines simultaneously. Born and raised in the South Bronx, he has an in-depth understanding of poverty and a profound appreciation of the impact of human service. Carlos earned his MS in Urban Policy and Not-for-Profit Management from Milano Graduate School, New School University; a BA in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross and a Not-for-Profit accounting certificate from New York University. He previously served as the Executive Director of Fulfill (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) and has also held high-level positions at the Food Bank For New York City, as well as the Children’s Defense Fund of New York and the Community Food Resource Center.

Check out the interview with Carlos here:

John Fitzgerald  

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Magyar Bank

John Fitzgerald serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Fitzgerald was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank on May 27, 2010. Mr. Fitzgerald joined Magyar Bank in June 2001.

Check out the interview with John here:

Stephen Chernoski

Public School Teacher/ Co-coordinator Peer Leader Program

Stephen has been a public-school teacher in NJ for over 20 years with 15 of those at Millburn Middle School. He is the co-coordinator of the overall peer leader program here at Millburn and is the SPORT peer leader advisor. He has lived in a third of all the counties of the state!

Check out the interview with Stephen here:


Thanks for all involved! Check out more info at    – Maryann Morgan – Joel & Maryann in the Morning