MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thanksgiving is a time for giving and the community did just that at the Morristown PBA's "Fill A Cruiser Event" which took place outside of Kings Supermarket on Sunday, November 24.
“This year we have received the largest contribution from the community", said Lieutenant Mike Molnar of the Morristown Police Department.
The event was so successful that the cruiser was almost filled to the top by 2pm. Two hours later, at the close of the event, Lieutenant Molnar, proudly announced that today's event raised $1,037.20 and 1,454 pounds of food for the Interfaith Food Pantry.
Lieutenant Molnar has been with the police department for 17 years and for the past four years he has organized a fundraiser to give back to the community. The first year, the police department contributed and Molnar raised a little over $2,000. In subsequent years, Molnar along with his colleagues, PBA President Bryan Holmes and PBA Treasurer Mike Alberto organized the "Fill A Cruiser Event".
The "Fill A Cruiser Event" was held outside of Kings Supermarket. Shoppers were handed a list of needed items upon entering the store. Upon leaving the store, shoppers could hand the items to the officers to be placed in the "cruiser".They could also make a monetary contribution to the event.
All proceeds will be given to The Interfaith Food Pantry. To make a donation to the Food Pantry, visit www.mcifp.org