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Sussex County Officers “Cram the Cruiser” to Help Feed Residents in Need

Release Date: April 03, 2023

Sussex County Police Departments teamed up once again to host the “Cram the Cruiser” food drive at various grocery and retail locations throughout the county on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2023. Since 2017, officers across Sussex County join this effort each year to “Cram the Cruiser” with donations of food for Sussex County residents in need of assistance. Donations were delivered to the food pantry at the Sussex County Division of Social Services and will be provided to families and individuals in need in addition to supporting local food pantries.

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 BackPack 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 Sussex County Police Departments, food pantry volunteers, and our generous community for donating, volunteering or serving as a collection site.

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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