Friday, November 21, 2014

Kentucky State Police kick off 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive


The Kentucky State Police kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive on Thursday. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort.

KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

“We were so pleased with the results, hard work and effort from each of our posts and regions last year,” says Webb. “It is a wonderful opportunity to give back to those in local communities who are struggling financially during the holiday season.”

Webb says the food will be distributed at post level to local shelters, churches or other organizations serving those in need. Suggested donations include canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices.

The campaign extends through Dec. 16, 2014 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.


Donations can be dropped off at any KSP post.