Farmington police joining ‘Beard Nation,’ supporting food pantry
Ten years ago, some officers shaved their heads to show their support for the Sox.
“I participated in our first event in 2003 and, although there was not the outcome that we had hoped for, it was very popular with the officers and the community. This event is very popular with the officers, but it also raises awareness of an issue that faces a number of residents that live in this community.”
For the pantry, which assists an average of 100 households in the area a month, the timing couldn’t be better, according to Susan Geier, community services and outreach director for Strafford County CAP.
As a result, Geier said pantries in Farmington, Milton and Dover are always in need of non-perishable items — including peanut butter, soups, pasta, sauce and cereal — as well as supermarket gift cards and donations that keep the shelves full.
“Some people are trying to supplement what they have,” Geier said.
“We have a lot of people who are just on the bubble,” Geier said, adding many people use the assistance to get through to better times.
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