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Kentucky State Police ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive collects record amount for state’s families in need

The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive collected nearly 210 tons (419,507 lbs.) of food this year to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season. That’s 79,851 lbs. more than last year. “Due to the generous giving spirit of individuals, businesses, schools and civic organizations throughout the state, we have gathered almost 40 tons more than we...

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

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...

Kentucky State Police ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive gathers 170 tons to help struggling families

The Kentucky State Police announced that its seventh annual Cram the Cruiser food drive gathered nearly 170 tons (339,656 pounds) of food to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season. 
“Due to the generosity of numerous individuals, businesses, schools, social clubs, scout troops and civic organizations across the state, we have surpassed last year’s campaign by...

KSP’s seventh annual Cram the Cruiser Food Drive continues through Dec. 11 at area Kroger’s

Kentucky State Police, G&J Pepsi, God’s Pantry Food Bank and several other non-profits are teaming up for the seventh annual Cram the Cruiser event to help feed hungry Kentuckians in Central and Eastern Kentucky. More than 30 Kroger stores will be collecting non-perishable food items November 20 – December 11. Last year, Cram the Cruiser collected more than 45,000 pounds of food and $2,800...

Kentucky State Police's 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive nets 116 tons of holiday food

The KSP’s recent ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide to help feed the needy during the holiday season (KSP Photo)

Kentucky State Police 'Cram the Cruiser' with food for needy families during holiday season

The Kentucky State Police has kicked off its fifth annual Cram the Cruiser food drive for the holiday season (KSP Photo)   The Kentucky State Police has kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive and food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state as well as at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort.   The campaign extends through...