Township Police at Midpoint in Month-Long Food Drive

SANATOGA PA – Just past the half-way mark in a 30-day to campaign to collect non-perishable food items for families in need during Thanksgiving, the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department has offered its appreciation to those who have already made donations. And, not surprisingly, it’s also asked for more.

The department hopes to deliver up to 100 pounds of food to the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth by Oct. 30, Ofc. Michael Tantoro said on behalf of Acting Chief William James. He reported local donors had already dropped off enough cans and boxes of foods to add joy to several holiday meal tables.

A carton to receive those and other goods stands in a sheltered and monitored area just outside police offices on the north side of the township municipal building at 2199 Buchert Rd.

Desired items include canned green beans, corn, sweet potatoes or yams, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce, and boxes or bags of instant mashed potatoes, biscuit or corn bread mix, stuffing mix, and dessert mixes. On its list of greatest current need, Tantoro added, are the dessert, stuffing, and bread mixes, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

The department also is accepting gift cards from Giant Food Stores in amounts of $10 to $15, specifically requested by the county agency. They’ll be used by families to purchase a turkey. Gift cards can be left with township staff members during regular weekday office hours, or mailed to the department.

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