The Resource Connection

Resources:
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RESOURCES
A list of local resources providing assistance in our community:

  • GRACE (Giving and Receiving for our Community’s Essentials) operates a weekly food pantry with shelf-stable food, fresh produce, and household necessities on Tuesdays at 5pm at Summit Memorial Field’s Cornog Field House. This is available to anyone who lives, works, or worships in Summit.
  • SAGE is offering assistance to homebound older adults who may need meals, even for a shorter period. Please call 908-273-5550 if you or someone you know can benefit from their services.
  • ALL SUMMIT RESIDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 regardless of the school or eligibility in the Free/Reduced Program are eligible for breakfast and lunch “grab-and-go” meals at food pick-up locations. Details and guidelines can be found here.
  • SHIELD OF SUMMIT A group of neighbors, over 100 strong, have volunteered to go grocery shopping and pick up prescriptions for Summit’s elderly and immune-compromised residents. To request help call 908-605-0014 or email smohelpingseniors@gmail.com.
  • SUMMIT LIBRARY—The Summit Library building is closed, but their extensive online resources continue to be available to residents. Please visit http://www.summitlibrary.org and click on the Resources, Kids, or Teens tabs at the top of the page. You can call 908-273-0350 x815 (M-F, 10a-4p) with questions or if you need your library card details.
  • THE CONNECTION Your Connection Team is committed to supporting your wellness, even from afar. We have compiled a library of live classes and videos from our adult and youth instructors to support your physical and mental wellbeing. Please continue to check back for new content! https://www.theconnectiononline.org/home-news/video-library.html
  • BATAVIA CAFE Is now delivering essential groceries to your door within 24 hours through their “Store 2 Door” service.
  • 2020 CENSUS Have you completed the Census yet? The census is important to our community, and your response matters. Stand up and be counted! Fill it out here in English, or here in Spanish.
REQUESTS
Looking to help? The following organizations are in need: 

  • HOW WE CAN HELP There are a number of ways to help Atlantic Health System which includes Overlook and Morristown hospitals. Donations of equipment, financial support and making face masks are needed. Details and tutorials can be found here.
  • BRIDGES continues to serve people experiencing homelessness—those who have nowhere to shelter in place or isolate. You can support their efforts by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish List and making a donation.
  • Founded in Summit, THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK, fights hunger and poverty and is experiencing increasing demand. Learn how you can help and donate here.
  • FRONT LINE APPRECIATION GROUP OF SUMMIT (FLAG), with help from Summit Police Athletic League (PAL,) is raising funds to provide meals from local restaurants to Overlook Medical Center staff who do not have access to the cafeteria during their long shifts. Info found here; donations can be made here (choose “add special instructions” and specify “FLAG”).
  • GRACE (Giving and Receiving for our Community’s Essentials) is accepting donations of cleaning supplies and toiletries. Drop off at the Summit UPS Store or at Memorial Field’s Cornog Field House at 1pm, Tuesdays (or by appointment by texting Amanda Block at 917.517.3203 ). Monetary donations to GRACE can be made through the Junior League of Summit.
  • OTHER FELLOW FIRST FOUNDATION aims to raise $25k to support local organizations which provide life-sustaining services (including SAGE, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, GRACE, SHIP and Loaves and Fishes). You can join by making a donation here.
  • SAGE is seeking support of homebound seniors with product donations accepted at 290 Broad Street, Summit (M-F, 9a-Noon only; please call 908-273-5554 upon arrival for a contactless dropoff):  Healthy Choice frozen meals, Low sodium soup, Toilet paper and tissues, Liquid hand soap, Lysol spray and Clorox wipes, Shampoo and toothpaste. You can also make a monetary donation here.
  • ST TERESA’S LOAVES AND FISHES PANTRY is seeking help to stock shelves with donations of pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna/chicken, beef stew and hearty soups, rice, canned vegetables, instant coffee, oil, dried beans, cake mix or a pre-made non-perishable dessert, canned fruit, peanut butter, and new boxes of 13-gallon garbage bags. Drop off to the Parish Office Front Porch.
  • SUMMIT VOLUNTEER HUB Looking for a way to help a neighbor in need? Join the Facebook Group, Summit Volunteer Hub to connect with local organizations in need of volunteers and donors.
  • SUMMIT DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS is collecting used sporting good items for the organization Leveling the Playing Field. Place items in the bin outside the Investors Bank Gym doors at the Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Ave.
  • OVERLOOK AUXILIARY Be a part of the movement to spread hope and gratitude by purchasing a $25 lawn sign to help Overlook Medical Center purchase an urgently needed XENEX sterilization machine that can sanitize a room in 20 minutes!
  • FOR ADDITIONAL REQUESTS OUTSIDE THE CITY OF SUMMIT please view this list compiled by our neighbor Laura Bojanowski.
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