SUMMIT, NJ - A hallmark of giving during the season of giving, the Ninth Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will return to Summit on Sunday, November 20.

A variety of activities benefiting the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) will be held, with a CFBNJ truck stationed in front of the Summit Diner, from 1 - 4 p.m., collecting donations of frozen turkeys, non-perishable groceries, supermarket gift cards and cash.

Additionally, that morning, starting at 9:30 a.m,, Hilltop Bicycles, Momentum Cycling & Fitness and Kings Food Market in Summit will once again sponsor a Turkey Bike Ride & Spin event.

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Cyclists meet at Hilltop Bicycles at 9:30 a.m., with the local ride of 10 - 15 miles stopping at Kings, where cyclists will purchase a turkey, and finish in front of The Summit Diner. To register, visit bikereg.com/summit-turkey-ride.

Spin riders will begin at 10:30 a.m at Momentum Cycling & Fitness. To register for the Spin class event visit momentumnj.com.  

Many New Jersey towns and residents find themselves in distress, the challenges of which can be magnified during the holidays.

Summit’s 'little' Other Fellows First Foundation has, for eight years running, asked Summit residents to help their neighbors in need and, each year, 'The Little City on The Hill' has turned out in force to share its generosity with the less fortunate, contributing to date more than 22 tons of turkeys, 13 tons of groceries, and $86,000 in cash.

Investors Bank kicked off this year’s effort with an underwriting gift, with other Food Drive supporters including Lindsey Post #322, Kings,  Hilltop Bicycles and Momentum Cycling &Fitness.

Brett Haire, Jordan Glatt and Jim Greberis, trustees of the Other Fellow First Foundation and Food Drive organizers, remind the community that, “Adversity does not develop character, it reveals it.”

Summit Mayor Nora Radest is urging the city's citizens to again support New Jersey’s unfortunate families and donate food, cash and gift cards to the drive. “For those who can help their neighbors, this is the time your extra efforts will make a huge difference to New Jersey families who are truly desperate.”