RCMP will be set up at Save-On Foods on Dec. 7, collecting food donations for the Salvation Army food bank. (Submitted photo)

RCMP will be set up at Save-On Foods on Dec. 7, collecting food donations for the Salvation Army food bank. (Submitted photo)

Annual Stuff the Cruiser event planned for Saturday in Hope

Bring non-perishable foods to help fill up police car

The RCMP are inviting the community to their 11th annual Stuff the Cruiser event, as officers strive to pack police cruisers with non-perishable food items and cash donations.

In support of local food banks, the event takes place at designated locations around the Upper Fraser Valley. In Hope, it will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Save-On Foods, 559 Old Hope-Princeton Hwy.

“Our community’s participation in last year’s Stuff the Cruiser campaign was overwhelming and we aim to surpass last year’s collection of food and cash donations for our local food bank,” says Staff Sergeant Karol Rehdner of the Hope RCMP. And visiting the cruiser parked at the store won’t be the only way to contribute. People can bring their own hungry bellies out to support the efforts.

“As in the past, Kal Tire (595 Raab Street) will be accepting non-perishable food and cash donations as they host a pancake breakfast on Dec. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in support of the RCMP Stuff the Cruiser event.”

Events are also being held in Chilliwack, Agassiz and Boston Bar.

In addition to the Stuff the Cruiser event, food is also being collected on Saturday for the food bank at the Buy Low Foods in Hope.

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