Giving Back

Press Releases

New Jersey Students Rally for Second Annual Food Fight for Hunger

Credits: Stock Image

Tim Lonergan, a junior at Chatham High School, and Brendan Lewis, a sophomore at Mendham High School, are getting ready for their second annual food fight to help those in need of food in Morris County.

Last year, the two led their schools to raise over $10,000 worth of food to support The Salvation Army, and this year they hope to beat that record.  These rival high schools are fierce competitors on the sports field and are again using that competitive spirit to see which school can raise the most food for The Salvation Army. Lonergan has set up his food drive to support The Salvation Army Corps in Morristown and Lewis to benefit The Salvation Army Corps in Dover.

Both students are using the Web-based technology platform from YouGiveGoods ( to run the food drive contest.  The YouGiveGoods website allows people to buy food online for the drives and lets the students reach more people with an easy way to give food.  At the end of the contest, YouGiveGoods will deliver the food free of charge to both food pantries being supported.

Sign Up for E-News

According to Tim Lonergan, “I’m happy to be able to help out again this year. Sometimes it’s easy to forget there are people in need right here in Morris County. And since it’s such a busy time of year for most people, I’m glad I can offer them an easy way to donate food right online.”

The Salvation Army NJ Division has serious concerns about the shortage of food for the summer, especially with the significant increase in food that has been distributed to people in need in New Jersey over the past year.

“We are so grateful to have the food drive contest running again this year for our benefit.  I don’t think people realize how important it is to fill the food pantries in the summer when kids are not in school to get their one hot meal a day. And with summer schedules, very few groups are able to run food drives. We are hopeful that this year’s food drive contest will be as successful as last year,” said Brenda Beavers, Divisional Director of Human Services for the Salvation Army NJ Division.  

The Chatham vs. Mendham Food Drive Contest starts on May 20 and will end on June 7.   The online contest can be found at:
YouGiveGoods, LLC, based in Mendham, is operated by a group of people who believe in helping others in need.  The company’s Web-based technology platform and service was developed to make it easier for people and organizations to set up and run in-kind charity drives, including food drives and animal shelter drives. 

The site provides the platform and service free of charge and makes the process simpler for people to donate goods to the charities they want to support. The innovative technology platform is designed to inspire people to give and help others. Visit

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Thu, July 19, 12:00 PM

Madison YMCA, Madison

Free Childhood Nutrition Seminar at the F.M.

Fri, August 10, 6:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & The Vexations

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Giving Back Health & Wellness

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.



Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

July 16, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.

​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...