Pequannock Community Gives from the Heart, to the Stomach
|60,000 Meals, to be packed.|
For comparison, there are about 15,540 people in 6,471 homes in Pequannock. That means, at a rate of 3 meals per person per day, Pequannock donated enough food for the entire township for around a day and a half. Now imagine the entire township standing in a line waiting for those meals, 3 times a day, and you begin to get an idea of the magnitude of the numbers that are being discussed. The food was also paid for by donations made by Pequannock residents.
|This is what it looks like when a community gets serious|
Despite the structure of 2 shifts, many volunteers opted to stay the entire time through. In attendance were Rotarians, Council Members past, present (and probably future looking at all these dedicated kids!), Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, volunteers from the First Reformed Church as well as numerous other churches, high schoolers to pre-schoolers, the Mayor, members of Unico, members of the Knights of Columbus, and many others. Even Miss New Jersey made an appearance.
Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Environmental, Historic District, Open Space, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region. Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children. Christopher Lotito Profile