Summit Gives Generously!

The Summit Thanksgiving Food Drive hosted by Fellow First Foundation has been going strong for a decade! The mission is to help and comfort to New Jersey families in distress. Their mission statement reads: “Every once in a while, the less fortunate need a helping hand. That is why we exist.” All of their profits go to organizations like the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the New Jersey Community Foundation, Summit Area Public Foundation or Family Promise.

This year, they collected two-and-a-half tons of turkeys, two tons of groceries and nearly $2,000 in cash! Over the last 10 years old, Over the last 10 years, they have donated:

• 27 tons of turkeys
• 16 tons of groceries
• $90,000 in cash

And check out the gifts they have made to the community:

Overlook Hospital Foundation $500.00
Memorial Sloan – Kettering $1,000.00
New Providence Volunteer Fire Department $1,000.00
Summit Supports Our Troops $1,000.00
St. John’s Soup Kitchen $1,500.00
Home Towne TV $2,000.00
Share Our Strength $1,300.00
SHIP $1,750.00
Summit Speech School $2,850.00
Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund $2,750.00
Good Grief $2,950.00
Bridges $4,750.00
Summit Area YMCA $6,000.00
Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad $34,432.00
Family Promise $9,950.00
Assorted other Summit organizations $37,675.00
Red Cross – Colonial Roads Chapter $23,875.00
Summit Area Public Foundation $37,750.00
Mount Olive restoration project $46,000.00
NJ Community Food Bank $137,040.00
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Total: $356,072.00

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