NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – The Newton Police Department partnered with Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center recently in hosting a food drive that benefited the Sussex County Food Pantry, and in turn, others in need.
“By increasing the supply of these needed items it enables all of us to work together for a common cause, and to assist in helping build stronger communities. Events such as this are also a great way to raise awareness about hunger in our community and encourage others to help and contribute throughout the year,” police said.
Through the generosity of others, they were collectively able to provide more than 600 non-perishable food donations comprised of canned goods, proteins, pasta, cereals, peanut butter and other miscellaneous food items.
Th Newton Police Department members of Sussex County PBA Local 138 presented Sussex County Social Services Director Carol Novrit with a $1,000 donation to benefit the pantry.