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Youth member of St. James' in Hackettstown volunteers to feed hungry
It was an eye-opening experience. Hackettstown High School student Justin Simmons was delivering a bag of food to a family enrolled in the United Way Summer Backpack Program last summer. When the family invited the then-16 year-old volunteer in their kitchen, Simmons was stunned to see the nearly empty cupboards.
“The small amount of food on their shelves was what was left from our delivery two weeks before,” Simmons said. “I was shocked. I never knew hunger was such a concern in my own town.”