Police cram for food bank

The RCMP will host the second annual Cram the Cruiser event Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Country Cooper’s.

The RCMP will hold a fundraiser for the Lake Country Food Bank at the Lake Country Cooper’s Saturday.

The RCMP will hold a fundraiser for the Lake Country Food Bank at the Lake Country Cooper’s Saturday.

The Lake Country RCMP are taking action to help those in need.

The detachment will host the second annual Cram the Cruiser event Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Country Cooper’s.

“Regular and auxiliary members of the RCMP, along with RCMP volunteers, will be on location with marked police vehicles inviting the public to Cram the Cruiser with non-perishable food donations,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Cash donations will also be accepted and all donations will benefit the Lake Country Food Bank.

Everyone who contributes with a donation of any size will be given the opportunity to enter their name into a draw for prizes from area businesses.

“Last year, we had to empty our cruisers multiple times in order to keep up with the donations,” said O’Donaghey.

“This year, we hope to surpass our totals from last year’s event in which we managed to raise 1,260 pounds of donated items, mainly non-perishable food, and nearly $2,000 in cash and cheques for the Lake Country Food Bank.”

The Lake Country Food Bank provides assistance to 303 clients, which includes more than 140 families.

“The holiday season is well known to be a hard time of year on families in need, and certainly harder on the local food banks that support those families,” said O’Donaghey.

“Last year was a wonderful opportunity for the members and volunteers of the RCMP to interact with members of the general public in a positive way, while doing something great for those in need in the District of Lake Country.”

If you would like more information or you would like to donate before the event, contact O’Donaghey at 250-766-2288.