Police collect 400 pounds of Thanksgiving food donations

Police collect 400 pounds of Thanksgiving food donations

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Chief David Tikoian is thanking members of the department after they collected some 400 pounds of food during this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive, “an incredible amount,” he said.

Just on Nov. 23 alone, more than 200 pounds of food and eight turkeys were received by department members who were on hand at Stop & Shop to receive food donations from shoppers.

Those efforts will ensure those in the community “living within the margins and in need of assistance will be afforded a hearty, nutritious meal this Thanksgiving Day holiday,” he said in a memo.

“The volunteerism and food donations associated with this food drive is another fine example of the North Providence Police Department’s commitment to the community we serve,” he said.