PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Office of Student Life and Student Government Association used peanut butter and jelly to spread love during the winter season for those in need as part of a Valentine’s Day food drive.
The groups collected 160 jars of the gooey sandwich starters for the Center for Food Action/Bergen Cares Center Pantry at the College. “This year’s donations exceeded all of our expectations,” Office of Student Life Club Coordinator Joli Nelson said. “We are proud of our students’ efforts and we are grateful to all who contributed donations.” The pantry, available for Bergen students, faculty and staff, seeks to provide relief for those facing food insecurity or other emergency needs.
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.