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Jeff Lake Campers Give Back to CHOW

By JACKIE GOLDMAN-SCHATELL

August 9, 2014 at 2:03 PM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Thursday, Jeff Lake Camp participated in a charitable bus activity called “Jeff Lake Gives Back” in which campers and counselors donated over 1,000 food items for CHOW/Stuff the Bus. 

“The response was overwhelming!” said Jen Hubert of Livingston, who works at the camp. “We collected over 1,000 food items and our 50 CIT’s and AIDES (teens) organized the food and loaded a truck that was sent to Stanhope to bring back to the food pantry in Livingston at St. Philomena Church.”

Livingston’s CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) is a food pantry that acts as a resource for those who want to share what they have and for those who may struggle to make ends meet. CHOW is an inter-faith ministry of the Livingston Clergy Association and is supported by many Livingston Houses of Worship. Livingston’s CHOW is housed at St. Philomena’s Church and run by Sister Barbara Howard. It is open to both residents of Livingston and its surrounding towns, of all faiths, and on a drop-in basis.

Jeff Lake Camp, which is located in Stanhope, NJ, is a summer day camp for children ages 4 to 13. Most children are bussed to the camp and partake in daily bus activities, like this one, which start when they are picked up for camp and also take place on the way home from camp--extending the day and keeping the children busy while traveling.