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Hope RCMP will be collecting items and cash for food bank on Saturday

Annual Stuff the Cruiser returns after taking a break in 2020 for pandemic concerns
Almost 19,000 pounds of groceries and $9,000 was collected in the RCMP Upper Fraser Valley Detachment’s 11th annual Stuff the Cruiser event in December 2019. After a year off, the popular fundraiser is back. (RCMP)

Hope RCMP are inviting folks to the 12th annual Stuff the Cruiser event, as officers call on everyone to stop by to help pack police cruisers with non-perishable food items and cash donations.

In support of Fraser Valley food banks, the event takes place at designated locations around the valley.

This year’s Hope event is taking place on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Following last year’s difficult decision not to host the Stuff the Cruiser we are excited to swing the event back into action,” says Superintendent Davy Lee Officer in charge of the UFVRD. “Stuff the Cruiser is an annual RCMP campaign held to support foodbanks in their efforts to aid families within our communities.”

To take part in the Hope event, visit the crusier on site at the Save-On Foods at 559 Old Hope-Princeton Highway, or the Buy-Low Foods on Wallace Street.

“Our community’s participation in past years Stuff the Cruiser campaign were overwhelming, and we aim to surpass collection of food and cash donations for our local food bank,” says Staff Sergeant Travis De Coene of the Hope RCMP.

Some of the most wanted items for the food bank are peanut butter, canned meat, tomato sauce and canned tomatoes, canned beans, canned baked beans, rice and pasta.

Since stores are not pre-packing food bags this year, people are also reminded that store gift cards are a great donation option, too.

There will also be collections taken at Kal Tire for day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 595 Raab Street.

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Jessica Peters

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I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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