GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Stockton University students presented 25 Thanksgiving baskets to Sister Jean’s Pantry as part of the Holiday Harvest dinner Nov. 23 at the Stockton Atlantic City Residential Complex coordinated by Stockton Residential Life, Dean of Students Office, Student Affairs and the Residential Scholars Program.
The Rev. John Scotland, executive director of the Friends of Jean Webster accepted the baskets on behalf of Sister Jean’s Pantry.
“We all know there’s a great deal of food scarcity in Atlantic City,” Scotland said. “For Stockton students to be aware of that and for them to work as hard as they have worked to make sure that people who don’t have enough to eat have the resources, like these baskets, I think that’s tremendous, not just for the relationship between Stockton and Atlantic City, but for the lifelong learning that these students are getting from that kind of service project.”
Marques Johnson, director of residential education and student services at Stockton, said the food baskets were just one of several projects students are helping to organize as part of Stockton’s 50th anniversary celebration this year. A total of 50 baskets were collected and distributed.
“The students really put their hearts into this project to help others,” Johnson said. “They are proud to represent Stockton and be part of the Atlantic City community.”