Over 40,000 pounds of food, $4K collected during “Cram the Cruiser” food drive

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Sussex County Police Departments, Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and the NJ State Police Troopers of Sussex County teamed up during the last two weeks of March to conduct the second annual Cram the Cruiser food drive. Over 40,000 pounds of food and $4,087.80 in monetary donations were collected during this event to benefit the Sussex County Division of Social Services.

The food pantry at the Division of Social Services provides food to residents in need throughout Sussex County, supports local food pantries whose shelves are often depleted due to the increasing demand for assistance, and provides Sussex County children with meals and snacks for the weekend through the Back Pack Snacks for Kids program. Cram the Cruiser has helped to feed countless individuals, children, and families in need throughout the county.

The County of Sussex, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services would like to send a warm thank you to the Sussex County Police Departments, Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, NJ State Police of Sussex County, Mohawk House Restaurant, food pantry volunteers, and our generous community.

If anyone is in need of food for themselves or their family, they can stop by the Division of Social Services, located at 83 Spring Street, Newton, NJ, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Food or pet donations are accepted during these hours or special arrangements can be made for after-hours donations by calling 973-383-3600.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook


(Photo Courtesy: Sussex County)
(Photo Courtesy: Sussex County)