Limerick Police Launch Thanksgiving Food Drive

LIMERICK PA – It’s never too early to ensure someone smiles on Thanksgiving Day, so the Limerick Police Department on Tuesday (Sept. 15, 2020) kicked off a 45-day drive to collect non-perishable food items. It will benefit families who rely on local food banks, the Montgomery County Office of Children, and the Project Outreach program for meals and financial assistance.

The township Board of Supervisors highlighted the food drive as one of its opening agenda items during its meeting Tuesday night at the West Ridge Pike municipal building.

Typical Thanksgiving meals items are in demand and on the department’s “we’d like to receive” list. They include cans of green beans, corn, sweet potatoes or yams, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce, as well as boxes or bags of instant mashed potatoes, biscuit or cornbread mixes, stuffing mixes, and dessert mixes.

Most needed? Those would be gift cards, in $10 and $15 amounts, purchased from Giant Food Stores. They’ll be used by the department to buy family-table turkeys.

Donations can be dropped off Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the police department offices, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick.

“We hesitate to state the obvious,” the department observed Monday (Sept. 14) on its Facebook page, “but this has been a difficult and stressful year. It has also been harder on some than others. When times are tough, it is important that we look out for one another. In that effort we will begin collecting for a Thanksgiving Food Drive … Thanks in advance for any donations you can offer!”

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