Blue Delivery Program between ShopRite, East Brunswick police to end June 12

The East Brunswick Police Department partnered with Saker ShopRite of East Brunswick to assist in delivering food and supplies to seniors age 65 and older and families with special needs in response to the State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Blue Delivery Program will end effective June 12.

Instead, the East Brunswick Department on Aging will offer limited, weekly transportation service to and from the grocery store for East Brunswick residents age 60 and older who do not drive. Call the Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at 732-390-6896 for information on dates, times and reservations.

“I am very grateful for having such compassionate people, such as Sgt. [Thomas] Cassidy and the many police volunteers, as well as Jean and her team at ShopRite. I’m also grateful for the community members that made donations during this tough time in order to support this program, as well as the many other programs that the PBA and SOA offer. Thank you all for answering the call and selflessly serving our community,” Chief Frank LoSacco said in a prepared statement.

“I want to take a moment and thank everyone involved with the Blue Delivery Program: ShopRite employees, the Blue Delivery Team, Mr. [Ken] Cushman and Ms. Jean Bartels. Thank you. I also want to thank the hundreds of East Brunswick community members that we, as a department, got to know, serve and help through these past several months. I’m thankful for the relationships that have been formed and best wishes as we move forward, together. Thank you for allowing the East Brunswick Police Department and your local East Brunswick ShopRite to be part of your family,” Cassidy said in the statement.

“The ShopRite Blue Delivery Team, Ken Cushman and myself, Jean Bartels, would like to thank the East Brunswick Police Department and Sgt. [Thomas] Cassidy for including us in this amazing program. East Brunswick ShopRite has been honored to help serve the community throughout these difficult times. The opportunity to forge a relationship with both the police department and the community had enriched all our lives. We will cherish the bonds that we have formed with our new friends and look forward to seeing you in person someday soon. We wish all the best in the future,” Bartels said in the statement.