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Food Drive Starts for Budd Lake Teens' Families

Local pastor and old classmate come together to help Schimanski and Cianciotto families.

The effort to help families of teens who fell through the icy waters of Budd Lake earlier this month will continue in the form of food donations, thanks to some old high school friends.

Pastor Matt Jones of Mountaintop Church in Hackettstown, along with former classmate Toni Perry, are constructing a drive through Feb. 16 that will donate food to the families of Clyde Schimanski III and Nick Cianciotto III, according to nj.com.

after falling through a layer of ice on Budd Lake while ice fishing. Both boys were 15 and students at Mt. Olive High School.

Jones and Perry have worked out a plan to provide food through Grace Church's God's Kitchen in Netcong, the report said. Dining gift certificates are welcomed, in addition to store-bought, frozen and pre-packaged meals. 

The drive runs through Feb. 16. Donors can call Perry at 973-527-7749 or email toni@gods-kitchen.org.

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