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North Catasauqua police and fire departments teamed up for a community-centered event aimed at leaving no dinner table empty this holiday season.

On Nov. 20, they hosted the second annual Fill-A-Cop-Car food drive at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The event was organized by community relations Officer Brian Douglas, who said inspiration came from nothing more than wanting to be proactive in the community. He worked with local churches and residents to acquire the names of those struggling and was expected to distribute all of the donated food to the families Nov. 23.

The event was a team effort, with aid coming in from all parts of the community. Donations, in the form of both food items and money, poured in from local residents.

A major contribution came from the Catasauqua High School football team, which quickly filled donation tables early in the day.

Douglas was also able to partner with the local Giant Food Store, which donated gift cards for turkeys.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Members of the Catasauqua High School Rough Riders football team donate food during the Nov. 20 Fill-A-Cop-Car event at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St. The food drive was organized by North Catasauqua police and fire departments.
Ready to accept donations are Dan Dougherty, North Catasauqua Fire Department assistant fire chief; Zack Scheirer, firefighter; Gregory Seufert, North Catasauqua Police Department officer; Chris Wolfer, police chief; Brian Douglas, community relations officer; Annette Englert, borough treasurer; Jessica Englert, volunteer; Amy Hess, borough administrator; and Tasha Jandrisovits, borough secretary.
PRESS PHOTOS BY CASSANDRA DAYOUB Donated items fill the tables in the park pavilion. The food was expected to be distributed to families in need Nov. 23.