(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - The Kentucky State Police ha kicked off its fourth annual 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency's headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 13, 2013 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.
KSP spokesman Tpr. Paul Blanton said the agency collected more than 100,000 pounds of food during the 2012 campaign.
"We were so pleased with the results, hard work and effort from each of our posts last year," says Blanton. "It is a wonderful opportunity to give back to those in local communities who are struggling financially during the holiday season."
Blanton 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.
Donations can be dropped off at any KSP post. Visit the KSP website at kentuckystatepolice.org for a listing of the post locations. http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/post.htm