Roxbury Police and the community help over two hundred families as they make the community kids, “Fighting Hunger Heros.”
According to their Facebook post:
We (Roxbury Police Department) recently wrapped up our 2nd Annual Food Drive and the support we received from our residents was outstanding.
We wanted to thank the teachers, bus drivers and students in Roxbury Township, for going above and beyond.
We also wanted to thank all the parents who brought their children down to Headquarters to meet us. We are thankful for the high-five’s, hugs and smiles we received this whole month. And we have said it before, most days your kids were the BEST part of our shift.
Jefferson Food Drive
Today, more than ever, it is so important to teach our children not to be afraid or intimated by us. Thank you for teaching them we are here for them; we are a friend, and we are someone they can turn to. Please continue to encourage them to wave to us, if we are not responding somewhere, we will stop and talk for a little while, we love the positive interaction we have with them. Thank you for teaching them the very powerful gift of “giving.” You are instilling an incredible quality in your children. You as parents are creating caring, kind and compassionate children, who are going to turn into kind and compassionate adults and for that we ALL thank you. We are blessed to be working in such an incredible town.
According to coverage by TapintoRoxbury:
- Donated food will help supply more than 200 families that Roxbury Social Services assists
- Over 70 kids come into headquarters to drop off Food
- Cracker Barrel also provided 12 Thanksgiving dinners
- Todd Leonard, Esq. of Leonard Law in Denville donated $100
While the community response was phenomenal, special credit can also be given to the Roxbury Police Department which provided “Fighting Hunger Hero” shirts and took photos (above) with the children as they dropped off the food.