Food Drives

SHIP in cooperation with various schools, houses of worship, service organizations and youth groups now hold food drives throughout the year.  An annual drive sponsored by the Summit Letter Carriers was held for many years.
The Annual Summit Food Drive

Loaves & Fishes

at St Teresa

Today SHIP relies upon the generous donations of food, time, and energy by local groups willing to conduct food drives for SHIP.  Organizations wishing to participate can contact SHIP to determine its current essential needs.  Various "theme drives" are now in the planning stages.  Example themes include:

  • Breakfast Drive (Cold cereals, instant oatmeal, etc)
  • Protein Drive (Canned meats)
  • Beverage Drive (Bottled juices, coffee, ice tea/lemonade mixes, etc)
  • Vegetable Drive (Canned potatoes, peas, carrots, etc)

Please contact SHIP via email to determine the current essential needs.

SHIP Honor Roll
    • December 2014 — Century 21 Realty Office, Summit, NJ
      Century 21 Emma Realtors in Summit conducted a successful food drive among its agents and clients for SHIP’s benefit.
    • November - December 2014 — Overlook Hospital Departments
      SHIP thanks the 4th floor Operating Room and Radiology Department employees for their food drives and their generous support of SHIP’s mission.
    • November 2014 — MIGroup, Whippany, NJ
      Thanks to the MIGroup for selecting SHIP as the beneficiary of its company wide food drive.
    • October 2014 — Oak Knoll School’s Day of Caring
      SHIP salutes the students and staff of Oak Knoll School for supporting SHIP through its annual Day of Caring. Student sous chefs prepared large bowls of tuna and chicken salad for SHIP brown bag lunches.
    • February 2014 — Luminary Fund
      SHIP thanks the Luminary Fund, supported by the citizens of Summit, for its continued generous financial support.
    • December 2013 — The Girl Scout Troops at Washington School
      The Girl Scouts held a holiday food drive and named SHIP as the beneficiary of their work. SHIP anticipates that the scouts’ efforts will carry SHIP well into spring 2014 with ample supplies of cold cereal, oatmeal, hot chocolate, and other items.
    • November 2013 — First and Third Grade Students at Brayton School
      The first and third grade students conducted a Thanksgiving week food drive at Brayton and collected enough breakfast cereal and other items to last through much of the 2014 winter season.
    • November 2013 —  Central Presbyterian Church Youth Group
      The youth group at CPC held a congregation wide food drive for SHIP collecting a six to eight week supply of non-perishable food items.
    • November 2013 — The Beacon Hill Tavern and Restaurant
      The Beacon Hill conducted a second fund raising event during Thanksgiving week which netted almost $700 for SHIP.
    • July 2013 — The Beacon Hill Tavern and Restaurant
      The management at Beacon Hill generously provided a portion of all receipts collected during a week-long fund drive. Supplemented by contributions from patrons, SHIP received almost $1,700.
    • March 2013 — Franklin School Brownie Troop
      The Brownies collected approximately a six month supply of breakfast foods for SHIP. The leaders organized the event as a competition between the classes at Franklin.
    • May 2012 — Postmen Help With Summit Food Drive

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