Local officers and pantry volunteers join forces to collect food donations.
by Jonathan Mayo
Saturday, shoppers saw volunteers in action at 3 Yarmouth supermarkets, where officers and pantry staff held their "Stuff a Cruiser with Food" event. This event has become a tradition over the past several years, highlighting the needs of the community and the robust response of these organizations.One location for this event is the Stop and Shop in West Yarmouth. Above from left we see Sgt. O'Malley, YPD, Yarmouth Food Pantry exchange student volunteers, local Pantry volunteers, and Lt. Kevin Lennon representing both YPD and the Yarmouth Food Pantry as a Board Member.
Below we see the group at South Yarmouth Shaw's. From the right is YPD Officer Kevin McIsaac, (semi-retired), Barry Clayman from The Yarmouth Food Pantry Board, Gail Clayman from the YPD Community Advisory Team and Gene Fischer, Pantry volunteer.
Below, manning the other entrance at Shaw's is Wayne Hohler, right and Donald Van Dyke.(not pictured)
The third donation site, Stop and Shop at Station Avenue, was graced by numerous Pantry volunteers and the Yarmouth Police Department was represented by Officers Christopher Eccleston and Sean Brewer.
The Yarmouth Food Pantry has helped thousands of folks by providing literally tons of food to those in need. Volunteers showed that the effort is truly regional, with weekly pick-up trips from off-Cape distribution centers.
The partnership between YPD and Yarmouth Food Pantry sees full commitment from the organizations. Several YPD officers have served on the Pantry's Board of Directors.Such networking among various service organizations helps to advance interrelated goals.
For those who missed this event, stay tuned for future food drives and visit http://yarmouthfoodpantry.org/