Cranford Police Officers representing the Cranford PAL and Cranford PBA met with the Cranford Teen Advisory Board to help them get a little closer to reaching their goal and world record of building a pyramid comprised of 20,000 food cans.
Detective Sergeant Chris Polito, Director of the Cranford PAL and Detective John Swandrak each presented $250 Shoprite gift cards to students of the Cranford Teen Advisory Board. The gift cards will be used to purchase over 1000 cans towards their goal of 20,000. The Teen Advisory Group will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey based in Hillside; the Salvation Army Plainfield Corps.; and an organization in town called Cranford Family Care.
The student members of the Cranford Teen Advisory Board are Alex Panagakos, Jenn Helm, Jack Aschenbach, Kyle Mallon, Ian Winter, Vincent Mustillo, Matt Mustillo, Ashley Cave, Julie Byrne, Mary Clare King, Ricky Barry and Shamus Garcia. The program is supervised by Martha Garcia and Mark Dingelstedt. The pyramid will be built at the Cranford Community Center.
Sgt. Polito added, “I think it is important that the members of the Cranford PAL and the Cranford Police Officers in the Cranford PBA acknowledge the members of the Cranford Teen Advisory Board for their efforts and their hard work within the Township. Their dedication and commitment to our community is admirable. I encourage all the youth in our community to get more involved in groups like the Cranford Teen Advisory Board and have a positive impact on our town. “