By Elana Knopp
Hollister Head Coach Chris Johnson receives the inaugural United Way Spirit Award from United Way Senior Vice President of Resource Development Theresa Leamy.

Hollister Construction Services Head Coach Chris Johnson was raised against a backdrop of giving back, with volunteerism and a sense of community instilled in him at an early age.

By 13, Johnson was already volunteering at a food bank.

“In my mom’s home you had to give to live, so I was raised with serving food at a food bank and carrying instruments into the philharmonic,” Johnson said upon receiving the United Way of Northern New Jersey’s Spirit Award.