Music filled the air at Saturday at the family-friendly .
Artists including Big Jeff, the NXT Gen Band, Julie Nevel, Chris Johnson and the Band brought the rock for a good cause—filling the shelves of Parsippany Christian's Mind, Body and Soul Food Pantry.
According to organizer Patricia Wood, fill them they did, as the price of admission for the event was a bag of non-perishable food items.
"The pantry is full," she told Patch. "We had a little over 100 in attendance, and we raised $2,150 in food products."
Wood said made a cash donation to the effort, and all of the artists played for free. Additionally, Precision Interactive Entertainment of Denville donated a Bounce House, a spin art table and a striker bell for the kids; Nicky's Z Concessions provided hot dogs and Italian ices; John's Airbrush contributed T-shirts and Parsippany Christian Church volunteers presided over face painting, sand art, nail art and origami.
The church's Mind, Body and Soul Food Pantry serves more than 165 families. The pantry operates on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 2-5 p.m. and is open to anyone who needs assistance with food.
The pantry is sponsored by the members of Parsippany Christian Church and augmented by the support of various scout troops and schools in the area, along with interested individuals, businesses and organizations.
Donations to the effort can be made at any time through the church's online donation page. For more information, call the church at 973-224-6003.