On Friday, May 5th, NxtUp94, the young workers' committee of IBEW, Local 94, donated over $7,000 worth of food to Rise Food Pantry, located next door to Local 94 headquarters in Hightstown, NJ. Heavy rain and high winds that day could not impede upon their strong sense of dedication to their community, as they worked tirelessly to pick up and deliver their donations. This was the fourth annual food drive organized by NxtUp94.
Leslie Koppel, Executive Director of Rise Community Services, and Vice Chair of Monroe Town Council, said that NxtUp94's contribution will greatly benefit the area households that her organization serves, especially during this time when donations are at their lowest. She noted that the food donated in the drive will help to feed 400 families for a month and a half.
NJ State Assemblyman, and Assistant Business Manager of IBEW, Local 269, Wayne DeAngelo, commended his Brothers and Sisters for putting together this much need food drive. "This is a great way to get our young members involved, and to help our community at the same time.