With a few days left in the Morris County Municipal Action to Curb Hunger (M.c.M.A.T.C.H.) food drive, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township have donated more than 1,000 pounds of food each to the Interfaith Food Pantry.
The towns have the top two spots in their division, with 1,224 lbs. for Chatham Borough and 1,329 lbs. for Chatham Township donated as of Friday afternoon.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner gave an update on how the Chathams were doing at the Township Committee meeting Thursday night.
The donations are made through a website, YouGiveGoods.
The friendly competition sees which municipalities of similar size can donate the most food.
A notice on the Chatham Township website asks residents to push Chatham Township and Chatham Borough to the top in the competition.
"Our community has a rich tradition of giving back," the notice says. "The M.c.M.A.T.C.H. Food Drive is a great way for us to continue that tradition."
Monday is the deadline for the drive.
The Chathams are in the same division as Chester Township, Florham Park, Hanover, Lincoln Park, Long Hill, Rockaway Borough and Wharton, which together also have donated several hundred pounds of food to food pantries so far.