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
- Vegetable Drive (Canned potatoes, peas, carrots, etc)
Please contact SHIP
email to determine the current essential needs.
SHIP Honor Roll
December 2014 — Century 21 Realty Office,
Century 21 Emma Realtors in Summit conducted a
successful food drive among its agents and clients for
November - December 2014 — Overlook Hospital
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
December 2013 — The Girl Scout Troops at
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
The Beacon Hill conducted a second fund raising event
during Thanksgiving week which netted almost $700 for
July 2013 — The Beacon Hill Tavern and
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