Municipal police Departments (Including Hopatcong), Sussex County Sheriff's Office and New Jersey State Police Troopers of Sussex County teamed up for the first annual county-wide "Cram the Cruiser" food drive on April 14-15 to collect food donations for Sussex County residents.
Over 45,000 pounds of food and $5,128 in cash and gift cards will collected. Police cruisers were set up in front of Weis, WalMart, Stop & Shop and Shop-Rite stores around the county.
On Monday, police and sheriff's officers and state troopers delivered collected food to the Sussex County Division of Social Services food pantry at 83 Spring Street.
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. Schools that wish to obtain information about backpack weekend meals for kids can call 973-579-0559 ext. 1227.
Thank you to Byram Chief Peter J. Zabita for organizing the 2017 Cram the Cruiser.