Dermer Dreams

Fighting Hunger...One Bag at a Time.

Students earn their community service hours and feed the people who are hungry in their local communities.

Collected and Delivered

Over 0 pounds of food

On our way to our goal

one million pounds of food

Next Food Drives

New Jersey - November 2, 2024

Honored to be awarded a 2024 grant from Governor Murphy to support the expansion of our dream.

Over 34 million Americans are food insecure.
9 million are children.

Our Dream is to change this.

Dermer Dreams Mission:

Dermer Dreams is a nonprofit whose mission is to raise ONE MILLION POUNDS of food for people who are food insecure.

We Fight Hunger…One Bag at a Time with a unique approach that engages students in NJ in the fight against hunger by enabling them to earn community service hours as part of our Neighborhood Captain program.

Over the last four years, we have collected and delivered 634,545 pounds of food.  During our last two Neighborhood Captain food drives, our students collected 81,250 pounds on May 4, 2023, and 111,366 pounds on November 4, 2023.  All the food was delivered to food banks throughout New Jersey.

Pounds of Food Donated
Meals Served
Students making a difference!

Neighborhood Captain Program

Earn 10 Community Service Hours!

Create & Manage your own food drive.

  1. Students sign up as a Neighborhood Captain.
  2. Dermer Dreams delivers 50 donation bags to the captain 2 weeks before the food drive.
  3. The captain creates their strategy and distributes the bags one week before the food drive.
  4. On the date of the food drive, the student, along with a parent or adult, picks up the donations and deliver them to our drop site.
  5. Upon delivery, the captain receives a certificate for 10 Hours of Community Service.


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