Kelowna Mounties aiming to cram more cruisers this year
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November 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM
KELOWNA - Kelowna and Lake Country RCMP are once again gearing up for the 4th Annual RCMP Cram the Cruiser fundraising event set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Cooper's Foods in Lake Country, and will run between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Both regular and auxiliary members of the RCMP, along with RCMP volunteers will be on location in regular uniform or red serge with marked police vehicles, inviting the public to "Cram the Cruiser" with non-perishable food donations. Cash donations will also be accepted and all donations will solely benefit the Lake Country Food Bank.
Once again this year members of the Lake Country Volunteer Fire Department have generously offered to come out and support our cause. Fireman will be on site to serve chilli and a bun for a donation to the food bank, all the food supplies are being kindly donated by Campbell's Soup and Cooper's Foods.
Since its inception three years ago, Cram the Cruiser has raised a total of over 5,800 lbs of donated items, and just over $7,500 in cash and cheque solely for the Lake Country Food Bank, says Const. Jesse O'Donaghey.
The new location of the Lake Country Food Bank building is nearing completion, we want to do our part in filling it's shelves with food for those in need this holiday season, says O'Donaghey.
In the years past police officers, volunteers and firefighters have asked Cooper's Foods shoppers to consider adding an item or items to their grocery list for the local food bank to help Cram the Cruiser, says O'Donaghey.
Cooper's Foods will again have pre-packaged bags for the food bank available in store, which are typically filled with canned soup, beans, vegetables, tuna, as well as packages of noodles, and boxes of pasta for a discounted price of $5 each, adds O'Donaghey. Of course members of the public are also welcome to bring their non-perishable food donations from home.
Everyone who contributes with a donation of any size will be given the opportunity to enter their name into a draw for prizes generously donated by both Lake Country and Kelowna businesses.
So far our prize sponsors this year include the Kelowna Rockets, the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, West Kelowna Napa Auto Parts, and L'Isola Bella Bistro, said Cst. Jesse O'Donaghey. The Cram the Cruiser event would not be possible without our many sponsors who also include, Cooper's Foods, the Lake Country Calendar, Nor-Val Rentals, and Okanagan Portable Signs.
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