POSTPONED - "Fill a Cruiser with Food" Event this Sunday, December 20th

UPDATE: Due to the blizzard, and current storm conditions, this event has been postponed to a later date. That date will be posted when announced by the Yarmouth PD.

Brown Bag Program supporters needed this Sunday

YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police Department and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Yarmouth Police Local 422 will be holding their first annual Fill a Cruiser with Food Community Event this Sunday, December 20th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations in town:

  • Stop & Shop Supermarket, Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth
  • Shaw’s Supermarket, Route 28, South Yarmouth

Donations of packaged food will be accepted at the event to support the Brown Bag Program being run by the Yarmouth Senior Center & Yarmouth Rotary Club.   This year, the need is especially high due to the state of the economy.  The Brown Bag program works in partnership with a variety of community organizations, providing a supplemental bag of groceries to seniors and families with children. A typical bag might contain milk, cheese, pasta, rice, ground beef, tuna, green beans, peanut butter, and oatmeal, based on availability.

The Brown Bag Program is in need of the following supplies:

  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Fruit juice
  • Baby food
  • Soup & beef stew   
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Kids’ snacks including granola bars and fruit roll-ups
  • Canned foods:  baked beans, ravioli, Spaghetti Os 

Cash donations are also accepted and help purchase perishable foods each week, such as eggs, bread and milk.

Volunteers will be at the two locations on Sunday, December 20th, from 9 a.m.  to 1 p.m.  to collect donations.  Donations can also be dropped off at the Yarmouth Police Department, One Brad Erickson Way, West Yarmouth, anytime before or after the Fill a Cruiser with Food event.

For more information, please contact Officer Melissa Alden at the Police Station, via e-mail at [email protected] or by calling 508-775-0445 x 2311.

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