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Posted on: July 30, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Burlington Junior Police Academy Gives Back

On the morning of July 30, at-risk youth answered their community’s call for help. Thirty-nine cadets from the Burlington Junior Police Academy delivered over 1,400 food items to Loaves & Fishes, a food ministry for Alamance County. While many of these young people face their own adversities on a daily basis, the cadets stepped-up to the challenge helping to feed hungry families in their community.

Loaves & Fishes is a food ministry that provides groceries to food insecure
families in Alamance and surrounding counties. As the economic downturn continues to affect communities throughout the state, food pantries continue to feel the squeeze with more clients and fewer donations. This year, the Academy was able to top last year’s
donation total and hopes are high to show an even larger improvement next year.
“We’re happy the program can lend a helping hand to our community,” said Cpl. Chad Laws, Junior Police Program Coordinator. “By helping these cadets essentially give back to their own communities… we hope to instill a sense of pride that carries them forward despite the difficult situations they may face.”
The Burlington Junior Police Academy is an annual program designed to provide
at-risk youth social skills intended to make them more productive students and members of society. The program is funded through both monetary and in-kind donations from the community.

To find out more information on the program or to offer assistance, contact
Cpl. Chad Laws of the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3530.

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