Cooper’s Foods manager Todd Ryder (left) and Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey

Cooper’s Foods manager Todd Ryder (left) and Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey

RCMP food drive a success

The Lake Country RCMP would like to express their thanks to everyone who donated during the first Cram the Cruiser event

The cruiser was crammed full.

The Lake Country RCMP would like to express their thanks to everyone who donated during the first Cram the Cruiser event Saturday.

It turned out to be a very successful food and fundraiser for the local food bank, with the community pitching in so much food that several trips had to be made.

“We did very well, better than expected for a first event,” said Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Lake Country RCMP. “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 Assistance Society.”

O’Donaghey had served at another detachment with a similar initiative, which is where he got the idea to Cram the Cruiser.

“The holiday season tends to be harder on some families, and certainly harder on the food banks so it really makes a difference when you can provide that much needed boost when it matters most,” said O’Donaghey. “To everyone that donated, thank you for helping make a difference.”

Next year, the Lake Country RCMP hopes to build on their success and once again bring some holiday cheer to the Lake Country Food Assistance Society’s pantry.