One would think on their day off, the Summit Volunteer Rescue Squad might curl up in front of a fire on Sunday afternoon and watch the Giants or the Jets game.  Not in Summit. 

This past Sunday, an army of Rescue Squad volunteers, of all ages showed up to help the Other Fellow First Foundation conduct its 5th annual turkey drive on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in front of the Summit Diner. 

Kathleen DiChiara, President of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, who received the fruits of the successful drive, said "most of the other turkey drives throughout the state were experiencing lower results when measured against last year.  However, Summit was a notable exception.  In three hours, Summit's results this year were 13% better than last year."

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She went on to say  "this year's visit from Sandy was challenging her organizations ability to keep up with demand from the needy."

Kathleen, who lives in Summit, was gratified to see both the Other Fellow First Foundation and the Summit Volunteer Rescue Squad collaborate with each other to produce comfort for New Jersey families in distress.

Pictured:  Summit Volunteer Rescue Squad in front of the Community Food Bank truck on Union Place.