Garrettsville – The Garrettsville Police Department, and Save-A-Lot are teaming up to “shut the door on hunger” this weekend. The first Fill-A-Cruiser promotion of 2013 will take place Saturday, February 9th from 8:00 AM—1:00 PM; allowing Save-A-Lot shoppers an opportunity to help fill Garrettsville police cruisers with donations of non-perishable items.  All food & home items donated will be delivered to the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard (NGCC).Chief Anthony Milicia, and Patrolman Mark Rich

Celebrating its first anniversary on February 27th, the NGCC has proven time and again to be a great asset to area residents struggling to make ends meet during tough economic times. The NGCC is a joint venture with the Akron-Canton Food Bank, open to residents of the James A. Garfield School District who meet certain income guidelines. Residents can register through the county’s “211 First Call” system, or visit the NGCC where a volunteer will help them.

Popular items needed by the NGCC include: peanut butter, jelly, pastas, sauces, toiletries, baking supplies, boxed side dishes, and macaroni and cheese.

In addition to non-perishable items event coordinator Patrolman Mark Rich, mentioned that cash donations will also be accepted, and benefit The People Tree—an organization that provides non-food assistance to those in need.

Additional Fill-A-Cruiser events are in the works. Keep an eye on the Weekly Villager for updates as they become available.