Community to Serve Up Thanks to MPD Second District
In addition to recognizing mothers and graduates, May is dedicated to the men and women of the police force who protect and serve our communities throughout the year. As part of Police Month, the Citizens Advisory Council for the Second District (CAC-2D) will host an all-day meal on May 21 to feed the nearly 300 officers of the Second District. Community members can help the Council give thanks to the MPD Second District by volunteering at the event or contributing financial or in-kind donations.
Since 2001, CAC-2D has hosted this annual event in appreciation of the dedicated service MPD Second District staff and officers give to the community. Donations and contributions from residents and local businesses help make the meal – which serves all four police shifts – possible.
This year, Broad Branch Market, Whole Foods Market, Giant, and Rocklands are contributing salads and side dishes; Rocklands also is offering a generous discount on its pulled chicken and pork. Members of CAC-2D are preparing fresh baked desserts. Donations, however, are still needed to procure the barbecue, additional main dishes, beverages and other items to make sure the police have a meal to remember.
“We need your help to continue this wonderful event. It is not too late or too early to send in your donations. Much of the food provided is purchased with your donations,” said Samantha Nolan, event coordinator and At-Large Member of the Chief of Police’s Citizens Advisory Council.
Residents who are interested in making a donation can mail checks payable to “2D MPD CAC” to 2940 Northampton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20015. Those who would prefer to provide bottled water or soda, bake a dessert or donate food for the event should contact Nolan at NolanTutor@yahoo.com.
CAC-2D also is looking for volunteers who can assist with serving police officers and staff on May 21. Several shifts are available from 10:30 a.m. until midnight.
“We know you appreciate the police force. [Feeding the officers] is a great way to show your appreciation during Police Month,” said Nolan in an appeal for volunteers.
Those interested in volunteering should email Nolan to sign up for a shift.
CAC-2D is an advisory panel in the Second District that provides the district commander with information and recommendations from the community on the public’s safety problems and police service needs. For more information on the Citizens Advisory Councils, please visit the Metropolitan Police Department’s webpage.