Mayor Glatt Looks for Major Support at 2011 Turkey Drive
Summit has been a leader in Thanksgiving donations which the mayor hopes to build on this Sunday.
“Summit is different from other N.J. zip codes, because Summit residents show up when it comes to helping other less fortunate neighbors,” the mayor said in a statement.
Since 2008, according to a press release, Summit has shown itself to be a major contributor to the local Other Fellow First Foundation, based at the Summit Diner. In spite of the economic collapse that year, Summit surpassed some other N.J. towns with the amount of turkey, grocery and money donations received.
This year, given the challenges the community faces in the wake of an early winter storm, organizers are hoping for another stunning show of support for the needy this Thanksgiving, which will help the NJ Community FoodBank.
"Over the last 3 years, this annual event in Summit has collected a total of 10 tons of frozen turkeys, 5 tons of groceries and $70,000," reads the statement released by the Other Fellow First Foundation, which aids N.J. families in distress.
The Summit Diner will once again host the Turkey Drive, Nov. 20, from 1p.m. to 4p.m. Refreshments will be served to participants. This year the annual collection is seeking donations of frozen turkeys, canned goods or money (cash or check). Checks can be made out to Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
Lois Schneider Realtor is underwriting the promotional costs of the event.
According to Community FoodBank founder, Kathleen di Chiara, 800,000 N.J. residents live at or below the federal poverty level for a family of four of $22,350.00. The organization distributes over 3,000,000 pounds of food a month.
If you're looking for more opportunities to make Thanksgiving donations, read about other county-wide opportunities: