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Cumberland County Sheriff's Department
Wednesday January 27th, 2010 :: 11:58 a.m. EST


Sheriff's Department and Girl Scouts announce their "Warming Hearts" food donation program for Senior Citizens.

Sheriff Robert A. Astino and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department announce the newly created "Warming Hearts" program. The "Warming Hearts" program is a food donation drive for senior citizens in the county. With Cumberland County being one of the most economically depressed counties in the state, we have tried to come up with ways to help the public through these tough times. The senior citizens of Cumberland County have been struggling to make it through month by month. It seems that our seniors, more and more, are having to make the decision of either spending their money on food or their medications. This is a decision that no senior should ever have to make. The Sheriff's Department has partnered up with the Girl Scouts of America (Millville Troops #54952 & #51007) to help these seniors. Food donation drop-boxes are being placed at various businesses throughout the county for the months of February and March.. We are asking for non-perishable food items to be donated. These items will be placed in Easter baskets decorated by the Girls Scouts and handed out to the seniors of Cumberland County during the Easter weekend (April 2nd and 3rd). Please contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department if you would like to make a donation or become a drop box location. Please contact our Special Services Unit at (856) 451-4449 Ext. 138. Please join us in helping our seniors.

By Thursday, January 28, the following locations will have drop boxes for the "Warming Hearts" program:

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, located at 220 N. Laurel Street in Bridgeton, NJ.

Vineland ShopRite, located at 215 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ.

Millville ShopRite, located at 2130 N. Second Street, Millville, NJ.

Kimble Glass, located at 1022 Spruce Street, Vineland, NJ.

Moe's Southwestern Grill restaurant, located at 2188 N. Second Street, Millville, NJ.

Please donate your food items to our needy Senior Citizens.

Here is a photo of Sheriff Robert Austino, Officer Maria Mendoza and the Girl Scout Troops #54952 & #51007 showing off their freshly decorated Easter baskets.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Department
220 North Laurel Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-451-4449

S/O Maria Mendoza
Special Servfices

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