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The Giving Spirit: Rain Doesn't Deter Morristown Employees from Distributing Frozen Turkeys To Those in Need

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The month of November is a time to give and according to Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, The Town of Morristown likes to give back to others. 

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey along with volunteers from the Town of Morristown gathered Monday morning in the rain and cold to give of their time and help distribute 1000 frozen turkeys to local organizations. 

"These organizations take the turkeys and get it out to their different members," said Mayor Dougherty. "We all came out to lend a hand".

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Mayor Dougherty along with members of the Morristown Fire Department, the Morristown Police Department,  the Morristown Department of Public Works, and Morristown Administrative Staff joined the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to help distribute frozen turkeys in the parking lot of Town Hall on the morning of November 13. Volunteers unloaded, sorted, and reloaded 1000 frozen turkeys which will go to local organizations just in time for Thanksgiving. 

Seven organizations were picking up turkeys today. The organizations receiving the turkeys were the Salvation Army Morristown, The Market Street Mission, The Wharton United Community Church, First Reformed Church, Lincoln Park Food Pantry, Loaves and Fish and The Salvation Army.

The Community FoodBank's turkey distribution helps ensure that families across the state have a happy Thanksgiving. The organization will continue its hunger-relief efforts  with the 17th Annual Turkey Drive. Members of the community can donate frozen turkey, ham and holiday trimmings on Saturday November 18 and Sunday November 19 at various locations across the state. Morristown residents can make a donation at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown on Saturday November 18 from 9am - 2pm. For a complete list of locations, click HERE

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