Montgomery Police Receive Food, PPE Donations From Community

Alessia Grunberger

GAITHERSBURG, MD — As a way to give back to frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic, community members have donated food and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Montgomery County Police Department.

On Thursday, members of The Patrice Brickman Family Foundation and the Montgomery County Police Foundation dropped off 150 crates of fresh produce at MCPD's headquarters in Gaithersburg.

Police Chief Marcus Jones expressed his gratitude in a video posted to social media.

"Today is a special day of thanks to our community," Jones said, noting it was a meaningful contribution to police personnel.

The Chinese Alumni Associations of Greater Washington (CAAGW) also swung by police headquarters on Thursday, donating about 4,000 surgical masks, 100 KN95 masks, and 4,000 medical gloves.

The department posted a video of CAAGW donating the critical supplies to police personnel.

"Everyone like you is working right now in this hard time, so we can be really safe at home," a member of the CAAGW said. "We really want to show our appreciation. Thank you for your service."

Jones, who received the donations outside police headquarters, said: "It is very much appreciated because we know this is going to be a long road. As many supplies as we can get is much appreciated because we do need them."

This article originally appeared on the Gaithersburg Patch