“The food drives are really a critical resource to stock the non-perishables in our food pantry, but the funds we raise help us provide fresh food items like milk, vegetables and meats, things that we give out every week year round, it’s a big expense for us,” Haight said. “That’s a large part of what we need the funds for.”
Residents can make donations online at www.ourneighborstable.org, and residents interested in donating to the Fill a Cruiser Food Drive who can’t make it on Saturday can also drop off donations at the Amesbury Police Station anytime before or after the event.
This year’s Fill a Cruiser event will feature two special guests.
Wally the Green Monster will be in attendance from 9 to 9:45 a.m., and then the Boston Celtics Dancers will stop by from 10 a.m. until noon.
WNBP Radio will also be broadcasting live from Amesbury for the duration of the event.
Beyond the special guests, donors will also have a chance to check out a 2014 Camaro SS from Amesbury Chevrolet, and raffle tickets will be sold to win an autographed baseball signed by Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster.
The Fill a Cruiser Food Drive is put on by a partnership of the Amesbury Police Department, the Amesbury Police Officers’ Association, Our Neighbors’ Table, Stop and Shop, and the businesses of Carriagetown Plaza.