SUMMIT, NJ - Some pesky rain, gusty winds and a hint of some here-comes-winter chill in the air could not deter Hilltop City residents from donating a record number of frozen turkeys for those less fortunate as Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation held its annual Frozen Turkey Drive on Union Place, just outside the world-famous Summit Diner.
A total of 338 birds -- 3.5 tons -- along with 1.5 tons of groceries and $5,000 in cash were collected in three hours' time. As it has for the past 11 years, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey had a big truck on site to accept the donations.
The 2019 harvest brings the Drive's totals -- since its inception a dozen years ago -- to 33.5 tons of frozen turkeys, 19.5 tons of groceries and $99,000 in cash. Each year Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation, the event's founders and organizers, invite residents to help neighbors in need and, each year, the 'little city on the hill' turns out in force to share its generosity with those who are facing tough times.
The Drive is supported by the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, the Summit Diner, Summit's American Legion Lindsey-Street Post #322, Investors Bank, the New Jersey Community Foundation, Brave Asset Management and the Summit Police Department's Auxiliary Unit.