On Friday, April 29th, NxtUp94, the young workers' committee of IBEW, Local 94, donated over $6,500 of food to Rise Food Pantry, located next door to Local 94 headquarters in Hightstown, NJ. The young workers placed donation containers at every work location, in addition to collecting monetary donations from members, in lieu of food. This was the third annual food drive organized by NxtUp94. "I am overwhelmed by the how much our Young Workers Committee has accomplished in just four (4) short years," said Buddy Thoman, President/Business Manager of IBEW, Local 94. "They are involved in Social, Political, and Community events all throughout New Jersey, which help further the goals of our Local Union and the Labor movement." NJ State Assemblyman, and President of IBEW, Local 269, Wayne DeAngelo, commended his Brothers and Sisters for putting together this much needed food drive. "This is a great way to get our young members involved, and to help our community at the same time." Leslie Koppel, Executive Director of Rise Community Services, and Councilwoman of Hightstown, NJ, noted that the food donated in the drive helped to feed 2,000 people, including 600 families and 700 children, for over a month.

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