Groveland Police Collect Food, Socks Nov. 7 to Support Sacred Hearts Pantry, Veterans Northeast

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The Groveland Police Department is having a “Stuff a Cruiser” food and sock drive to benefit Sacred Hearts Food Bank and Veterans Northeast Outreach Center.

Groveland Police invite residents to donate canned goods and nonperishable items such as canned fruit and vegetables, soups, baked beans, boxed stuffing mix, boxed potatoes and yams, peanut butter, jelly, jam, dried pasta and pasta sauce. All food will be given to Bradford’s Sacred Hearts Food Bank, which serves both communities, while new, unworn socks will be given to the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center that works with homeless veterans in Haverhill.

The drive takes place Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., outside of the Groveland Police Station, 181 Main St., Groveland.

Groveland Police Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen said he is proud his department holds this event each year to “give back and help support the organizations that service many of our residents.” Detective Steven Petrone first organized the drive in 2016 as a way to give back to the community and help residents in need during the holiday season. He has organized an event each year since.

Those with questions should contact Petrone by calling 978-521-1212.

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