The Dover Police Department will begin accepting names of needy families residing in Dover for the Annual Christmas Basket Program beginning on Nov. 28.

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Last year, 150 baskets of food were distributed to families throughout the community, providing meals to more than 500 people.

In addition, a large quantity of food was provided to a local soup kitchen, the Food Pantry, the Dover Children’s Home, and My Friend’s Place. Once again, up to 150 Christmas baskets will be distributed.

In order to make this program a success, donations are needed from the community. Non-perishable food items, canned goods, or monetary donations (checks should be made payable to Dover Police Charities) will be accepted at the Dover Police Department, 46 Chestnut St. If you can not arrange for delivery to the police station, call 603-742-4646 and pick up will be arranged.

Volunteers from the Dover Police Department will prepare and deliver the baskets on Dec. 17.