RCMP stuffing cruisers for food bank

Local RCMP will have vehicles parked outside five grocery stores on Dec. 7, soliciting donations for local food banks.

RCMP in Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope are looking to fill their cars with food at the Stuff the Cruiser event.

On Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., marked RCMP vehicles will be parked outside five grocery stores. Officers will be asking for donations of non-perishable food items, or cash, to be forwarded to local community food banks.

“In our daily work we see who the less fortunate are in our community, and what they do not have is what we take for granted,” said RCMP Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen. “The Stuff the Cruiser food drive is our way of providing some necessities to the less fortunate at a special time of year.”

The Stuff the Cruiser event has become a major contributor for the food banks which are administered by the Salvation Army (in Chilliwack), Hope Community Services and Agassiz-Harrison Community Services.

In 2012 this event helped provide food and gifts to over 5,000 people.

Chilliwack locations for this year’s event are PriceSmart Foods in the Salish Plaza, Save On Foods in the Vedder Plaza and Cooper’s Foods in the Garrison Plaza. RCMP cruisers will be at the Cooper’s Foods in Hope and the Super Valu in Agassiz.

For more info in Chilliwack, call Jason Charney or Harinder Kheleh at 604-792-4611.

For more info in Hope, call Francois Lewis at 604-869-7750.

For more info in Agassiz, call Josh Roda or Teresa Parsons at 604-796-2211.