Cram the Cruiser turned out to be a very successful fundraiser hosted by local RCMP

RCMP report that Cram the Cruiser turned out to be a very successful food and fund-raiser for the local food bank.

The Lake Country RCMP is thanking everyone who donated food, cash or other non-perishables during their first annual “Cram the Cruiser” event held earlier this month at the Lake Country Food Bank.

RCMP report that It turned out to be a very successful food and fund-raiser for the local food bank, with the small community pitching in so much food that several trips had to be made.

“We did very well, better than expected for a first annual event,” said constable Jesse O’Donaghey. “We managed to raise 1,260 pounds of donated items, mainly non-perishable food, and nearly $2,000 in cash and cheques for the Lake Country Food Assistance Society.”

Cst O’Donaghey had served at another detachment with a similar initiative, which is where he got the idea to Cram the Cruiser.

“The holiday season tends to be harder on some families, and certainly harder on the food banks so it really makes a difference when you can provide that much needed boost when it matters most,” said O’Donaghey. “To everyone that donated, thank you for helping make a difference.”

Next year the Lake Country RCMP hopes to build on their success and once again bring some holiday cheer to the Lake Country Food Assistance Society’s pantry.