Police & Fire

Hillsborough Police Stuff the Bus to Stock Food Pantry

Hillsborough Police Chief Darren Powell, far right, with members of PBA Local #205 collecting food donations of groceries to help Stuff the Bus outside the Hillsborough ShopRite. Credits: Rod Hirsch
Karlee Evans, left, daughter of Hillsborough Police Sgt. Richard Evans, and her friend, Gabby Pelosi, get ready to Stuff the Bus. Credits: Rod Hirsch
Karlee Evans, left, daughter of Hillsborough Police Sgt. Richard Evans, and her friend, Gabby Pelosi, stuffing the bus with groceries donated by shoppers at ShopRite. Credits: Rod Hirsch
Donated supplies from Saturday's 5-hour Stuff the Bus campaign are unloaded at the Hillsborough municipal building. Credits: courtesy Hillsborough PBA #205


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - There was a major police presence in front of the ShopRite Supermarket Saturday, with at least four patrol cars parked in the fire zone near the north exit.

Shoppers were cautious as they pulled in to the parking lot, slowing down to see what was going on.

No crimes had been committed, there was no emergency, but there was a need for help.

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Police were outside in front of the store encouraging shoppers to help "Stuff the Bus" with donated groceries to help stock the township Food Bank in preparation for the holiday season.

A steady stream of shopping carts were wheeled back and forth between the collection point outside the store to a waiting yellow school bus parked in a far lot as the donations continued to be dropped off.

By the time police broke down their display, the bus had been stuffed;; it was driven back to the municipal headquarters, where the donations were unloaded and readied for distribution.




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