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Bank On It: Summit High Girls, Boys Lacrosse Teams Volunteer at Community FoodBank of NJ

The Summit High School Girls (top) and Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams volunteered at The Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
The Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team.
The Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team.

SUMMIT, NJ - A combined 8-2 this season, neither the Summit High School Girls nor Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams were in action April 12.

But, based on their efforts on the day, both were clearly winners.

The two squads visited the Community FoodBank of New Jersey's 285,000 square-foot facility in Hillside, performing a variety of tasks including sorting food, checking expiration dates and to determine if packages were open or damaged, putting together boxes for the sorted food to go in, and packing up the sorted food and placing in the appropriate sections in the warehouse.

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They also heard stories about people in need in what one attendee described as " a very humbling and grounding experience." Some of the team's members themselves brought food items with them to donate, including preferred items with high protein content. 

The mission of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is to fight hunger and poverty in the Garden State by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. The CFBNJ distributes 44 million pounds of food a year to approximately 1,000 non-profit agencies throughout the state, including soup kitchens, food panties and shelters.

The founder of the CFBNJ Kathleen DiChiara, is a Summit resident, She began helping those in need of food by loading up the back of her station wagon in 1975. A sign within the CFBNJ quotes Martin Luther King: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others." 

In volunteering, these Hilltoppers likely got as much in return, if not more, than they gave - an important lesson on the challenges far too many others face in their lives and how being selfless can lead to more positive outcomes for all.

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