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"Cram the Cruiser" Feeds Families in Need
Release Date: April 13, 2018

Over 40,000 pounds of food and $4,087.80 in monetary donations were collected at the second annual Cram the Cruiser food drive during the last two weeks of March to benefit the Sussex County Division of Social Services.

"Cram the Cruiser" Feeds Families in Need

The Sussex County Police Departments, Sussex County Sheriff's Office and the NJ State Police Troopers of Sussex County teamed up during the last two weeks of March to conduct the second annual Cram the Cruiser food drive. Over 40,000 pounds of food and $4,087.80 in monetary donations were collected during this event to benefit the Sussex County Division of Social Services.

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 Back Pack 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 the Sussex County Police Departments, Sussex County Sheriff's Office, NJ State Police of Sussex County, Mohawk House Restaurant, food pantry volunteers, and our generous community.

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.

Cram the Cruiser March 2018

Join the Police Chiefs across the County and Cram the Cruisers to benefit Sussex County Food Pantry

Municipal police Departments, the Sussex County Sheriff's Office and New Jersey State Police Troopers of Sussex County teamed up for the first part of the annual county-wide "Cram the Cruiser" food drive on March 24 to collect food donations for Sussex County residents.

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.


Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Image from Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

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Cram the Cruiser April 2017

Over 45,000 Pounds of Food Collected

Municipal police Departments, the 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.

Delivering collected foot donations
Police officers and volunteers at the Sussex County Division of Social Services Food Pantry

Delivering collected foot donations

Delivering collected foot donations

Delivering collected foot donations

Delivering collected foot donations

Delivering collected foot donations
Unloading trucks and trailers

Delivering collected foot donations

Delivering collected foot donations

Delivering collected foot donations
Ronetco (Shop-Rite) Donated 3 Pallets of Food

Delivering collected foot donations

Delivering collected foot donations

Byram Chief Peter Zabita, Acting Sparta Chief Neil Spidaletto, Department of Health & Human Services Administrator Carol Novrit, and volunteers
Byram Chief Peter Zabita, Acting Sparta Chief Neil Spidaletto, Department of Health & Human Services Administrator Carol Novrit, and volunteers.

Delivering collected foot donations
Thank you to Byram Chief Peter J. Zabita for organizing the 2017 Cram the Cruiser.

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