FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Police will begin accepting donations for its seventh annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive on Nov. 22. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through Dec.12.
Collection sites for donations have been established at all of KSP’s 16 posts and six Commercial Vehicle Enforcement regional offices throughout the state as well as the agency’s headquarters in Frankfort. Visit the KSP website at kentuckystatepolice.org for a listing of the locations.
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.
According to KSP spokesperson Tpr. Josh Brashears, the food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations in the areas where it is collected.
“Last year, 246,705 pounds of food was donated from individuals, businesses, school groups, social clubs, scout troops and civic organizations throughout the state,” he said. “Their spirit of giving made a real difference for many families struggling financially during the holiday season. It’s a noble act that provides a genuine public service.”