Washington Township may have not won the war, but it certainly did a world of good in the battle against hunger.
Taking part in the second annual M.C.M.A.T.C.H. (Morris County Municipal Action to Curb Hunger) program, Washington Township came in second place in its division, where it went head-to-head with other towns with similar population sizes. Denville Township was the overall division winner.
Aiding the Washington Township Food Pantry, the township brought in 6,011 pounds of donated goods, according to Kathy Froetscher at the Washington Township Clerk's Office.
Morris Township was a distant third, bringing in the competition, the website said.
The program lasted the entire month of September and included nearly every municipality in the county.
Registration by families in need is at an all-time high in Washington Township, according to volunteer pantry coordinator Dana LaGueux.