SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department will host a 'contactless' community food drive to benefit the Junior League of Summit’s G.R.A.C.E. Pantry program, which helps feed 500 families each week. The initiative will be held on two consecutive weekends -- May 30-31 and June 6-7 -- from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Summit High School.

Items will be collected through drive-thru drop-off. All volunteers will use personal protective equipment (PPE), wearing a face covering and gloves while collecting and distributing donated goods. 

Requested items to be donated include:

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  • One-pound bags of rice and dried beans
  • Cans of tuna, salmon, chicken and beef
  • Baby wipes and diapers - sizes four to six
  • Disinfectant cleaning products and wipes
  • Shampoo, soap and body wash
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

The Liberty Group of Berkeley Heights will transport donated items to Cornog Field House at Memorial Field in Summit for distribution to the families that G.R.A.C.E. serves on Tuesdays each week.

Giving and Receiving Assistance for Our Communities Essentials (G.R.A.C.E.) is the Junior League of Summit's (JLS) current signature project.  Through the program, the JLS dedicates a significant portion of its volunteer manpower and funding to alleviating food insecurity in its service area by providing food and other necessities to families at its community refrigerator, through our backpack initiative, and with seasonal food collection and distribution.

For more information, contact Nicole Griffiths at ngriffiths@spdnj.org.

Summit High School is located at 125 Kent Place Boulevard.