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Stockton Students' Plea for Home-Cooked Meals Gets a Surprising Response

Three Stockton University juniors sent out a Craigslist add asking for people to send them home cooked meals, not expecting over 100 people to answer them in just two days.

Three Stockton University juniors sent out a Craigslist add asking for people to send them home cooked meals, not expecting over 100 people to answer them in just two days.

Brad Cress, Jerry Roche and their roommate decided that they were getting sick of frozen meals and sandwiches, so they took matters into their own hands.

“We were just eating so much peanut butter and jelly. I don’t even know how many boxes of pizza bagels we went through” Roche said.

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When the trio posted the add online asking for food in return of “labor and/or being your kid for the day” they were overwhelmed by the amount of responses they got. People from all over were offering to send the students food.

The group was surprised by the amount of people willing to help them.

“It gives you a lot of hope for people. Just when all this bad stuff is going on,” Roche said.

They then decided to ask the people responding to their ad to instead donate non-perishable food items to the victims of the recent hurricanes.

“We can survive off of peanut butter and jelly," Roche said. "We’ll be fine. But there are people out there who don’t have any food after all these disasters and need it way more than we do.”

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