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Mount Olive business group holiday food drive another huge success

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Mount Olive Area Chamber, Kiwanis Club of Mount Olive and the Mount Olive Economic Development Committee teamed up for the 25th annual holiday food drive to help feed area families.

“Even though the staffing was reduced by over two-thirds, they still donated a large quantity of non-perishable items including canned or boxed, non-perishable foods, such as pasta, rice, cereals, sauces, dog and cat food and Gift Cards from: ShopRite, Weis, Walmart  and Visa,” Chair of the Mount Olive Business Holiday Food Drive Gregory W. Stewart said.

This year participating firms included: Givaudan, Robertet, Siemens, Coherent, Veolia, Nisivoccia, CBRE Real-estate, and the many retail and small-business firms located in the ITC and throughout Mount Olive, Stewart said.

Stewart, who has been the chair for the past 10 years, said “I would like to thank and recognize this year’s volunteers; Jeff Stadelman, Billy Lockwood, Richard Moore, Brian Ropp, John Mooney, Yaritaz Miranda, Chuck Aaron, Claudia Ehrgott, and Susan Morse.”

The holiday food drive benefited the Mount Olive Pantry.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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