Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen is pleased to announce the Groveland Police Department will be holding a “Stuff a Cruiser” food and sock drive to benefit the Sacred Hearts Food Bank and the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc. next month.
Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Outside of the Groveland Police Station, 181 Main St.
Community members are invited to donate canned goods and non perishable-items, such as canned fruit, canned veggies, soups, baked beans, boxed stuffing mix, boxed potatoes and yams, peanut butter, jelly, jam, dried pasta and pasta sauce, to help those in need. All donated food items will be given to the Sacred Hearts Food Bank, which serves the Bradford and Groveland communities.
New, unworn socks can also be donated and will be given to the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, an organization that works with homeless veterans in Haverhill.
Residents are asked to sanitize their items prior to donating, and to wear a face mask or covering when dropping the items off at the Police Station. Residents should also practice social distancing while there.
“We are proud to hold this event each year to give back and help support the organizations that service many of our residents,” Chief Gillen said. “We are humbled to see the tremendous amount of donations residents give each year, and thank them for their generosity.”
Detective Steven Petrone first organized the drive in 2016 as a way to give back to the community and help residents in need during the holiday season. He has organized an event each year since.
Those with questions should contact Detective Petrone by calling 978-521-1212.