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Kentucky State Police accepting donations for ‘Cram The Cruiser’ holiday food drive through Dec. 11

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The Kentucky State Police will begin accepting donations for their eighth 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.11.

“Food is one of the most basic human needs,” says KSP spokesperson Lt. Michael Webb. “Unfortunately, hunger is present throughout all areas of the state. Through this program, we can all help make the season brighter for our neighbors in need.”

Collection sites for donations have been established at all of KSP’s 16 posts and six Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region 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.

KSP is also teaming up with Kroger and Pepsi for special collection events on Dec. 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at designated Kroger stores throughout the state.

The locations include the Dry Ridge Post in Grant County.

Suggested donations include non-expired 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 food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations in the areas where they are collected says Webb.

“Last year, 339,656 pounds of food were donated from individuals, businesses, school groups, social clubs, scout troops and civic organizations throughout the state,” he notes. “Their spirit of giving had a significant impact and helped take hunger out of the holidays for many families.”

From Kentucky State Police

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