WILTON, Conn. -- Residents of Wilton took up a challenge laid out by the police department and really came through for their neighbors this past weekend.
The Wilton Police Department hosted a "Stuff a Cruiser" event Saturday at Stop & Shop, to gather goods for the Wilton Social Services food pantry.
"With the help of many shoppers today, four police cruisers were filled with food and toiletries for Wilton families in need," the department noted in a Facebook post.
"We thank you for the support in helping our residents," the department added.
This is the first year it has held the event to benefit the food pantry, but last December, the department held a "Stuff a Cruiser" event for Toys for Tots.
"The Wilton Police Departments has been a Toys for Tots collection point for the past several years," Officer Shawn Frendt told Daily Voice. "Last year was the first year we decided to stuff a cruiser, and it worked great."
The department will be holding the Toys for Tots version again this year, Frendt added. "Stand by for the official announcement of the time and place."