Officers from the Manchester Township Police Department and Mayor Kenneth Palmer assisted with the bagging of groceries this week to “Help Bag Hunger” as part of a month-long hunger awareness campaign at the Manchester Shop-Rite.

September is “National Hunger Action Month,” a time when organizations and businesses across the country are doing their part to help fight hunger in their communities. When Shop-Rite asked the Manchester Township Police Department for assistance with their event on Sept. 20, 2017, Chief Lisa Parker was eager to have her officers participate.

“Hunger is a very important issue, even in Manchester Township. Too many families, including our neighbors, go hungry each day,” said Chief Parker. “I’m glad that we were able to partner with Shop-Rite to help raise awareness of those in need.”

Manchester Police Officers who participated were: Cpl. Doug Higgins, Ptl. John Decker, Ptl. Michael Terranova, Ptl. Gavin Reilly, Ptl. Brian Collins, Sgt. Bryan Vidovich, Sgt. Sal Ventre and Ptl. Thomas Dill.  Also participating in the event was Manchester Township Mayor Kenneth Palmer.

The Manchester Township Police Department has a long history of outreach and is always looking for ways to help our community, participating in several fundraisers and civic activities each year.