MORRISTOWN, NJ - Local business women from the Women in Business Program of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce recently volunteered their time at the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown as a way to give back to the community.

Working in two shifts, 27 volunteers unloaded pallets of donated paper products in the rain; prepared early meals for 125 guests; sorted through produce rescued from Stop & Shop, Wholefoods and Trader Joe's; prepared cutlery packets; served the noon meal; and worked in the Community Soup Kitchen's free farmers market.

One of the visitors to the kitchen that day, who identified herself as Barb, said, "I don't know what I would do without this place. It helps me stay positive when life gets overwhelming. This place is a Godsend."

"The members of the Women in Business program wanted to serve in a community outreach project and selected the Community Soup Kitchen because they are making such a positive impact in the community," said Angela Kubisky, executive vice president of membership and marketing at the chamber. "The volunteer spirit of our members who volunteer is extraordinary and a great example of the culture we have created among our members, that of serving others."