Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cram the Cruiser, Stuff the Bus fill food pantry


NEWTON -- Busses, trucks, vans and trailers filled with food donations were taken to the Sussex County Social Services food pantry, in Newton, on Monday.
Owner of the Mohawk House, Steve Scro, along with officers from the Andover, Byram and Sparta Police Departments, were on hand to help volunteers unload donations that had been collected during the Cram the Cruiser campaign.
The Cram the Cruiser campaign joined forces with Stuff the Bus, collecting food to help out families in need during the holiday season. Scro organized Cram the Cruiser a few years ago when Department of Health and Human Services Administrator Carol Novrit asked if there was any way he could make Stuff the Bus a bigger effort.
"After that, I got together with police chiefs and formed Cram the Cruiser, which has grown over the years," said Scro.
According to Scro, 250 hams and turkeys were collected over the weekend for those in need.
"It's very rewarding and very contagious," said Scro, who hopes to see the campaign continue to grow. "These are important to me; these events really touch your heart. It's good to see folks not worry around the holidays about food."
Anyone wishing to donate food items, who may have missed Stuff the Bus or Cram the Cruiser, may drop off food, through the holidays, at the Mohawk House, 3 S. Sparta Ave., in Sparta.