This Saturday, the McLean Police District Station is hosting a “Stuff the Cruiser” food drive.
The cruiser will be located at the Giant Food at 1454 Chain Bridge Road. The idea is to bring enough food and other goods to fill one of the Fairfax County Police Department’s cruisers. The supplies will be donated to the Share of McLean Food Pantry.
Share of McLean is a nonprofit organization established in 1969 to meet the needs of those less fortunate in McLean and surrounding Northern Virginia localities. The organization is all-volunteer and relies on donations. In addition to the food pantry, the organization also collects clothes and furniture to give to those in need.
According to their website, the organization distributes 700 bags of groceries and 200 bags of clothing each month.
If you are unable to attend the food drive on Saturday, the organization also accepts food donations at the McLean Baptist Church on 1367 Chain Bridge Rd, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Police say the food drive currently needs:
- Breakfast cereal
- Canned vegetables
- Canned foods
- Canned pasts sauce
- White sugar
- White rice
- Dried beans
- Vegetable oil
- Crackers and snacks
- Macaroni and cheese
- Granola bars
- Dried pasta
- Single toothbrushes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Toilet paper
- Baby wipes
- Laundry soap
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