FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police have collected tons of food this holiday with their “Cram the Cruiser” campaign to help feed families in need.
The event raised 211 tons of food to help families during the Christmas Holiday.
“Due to the generous giving spirit of individuals, businesses, schools and civic organizations throughout the state, we are able to assist Kentucky families who may be financially strapped this holiday season,” said KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “I am heartened and uplifted by the incredible acts of charitable service and generosity made by our fellow citizens who make the success of this project possible.”
KSP Post 7 in Richmond took top honors with a total of 59,279 pounds of food collected.
KSP will take the items to local food pantries in the Post 1 area in order for the items to be distributed to are families.
“Hunger is an urban, suburban and rural problem,” says KSP spokesperson Sgt. Josh Lawson. “There is no area of the state where it does not exist. Through this program, we have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of our neighbors and participate in the spirit of the season.”
“The holidays are a time when people come together to support one another. Last year, 419,507 pounds of food were donated from individuals, businesses, school groups, social clubs, scout troops and civic organizations throughout the state,” he added. “Feeding our neighbors is a noble cause, but it takes a team effort. Together we can take a stand against hunger and help make the holidays bright for families in need this year.”