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KSP collects 116 tons of food during food drive

FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) -

Kentucky State Police said Thursday that the agency's ‘Cram the Cruiser' food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide

Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. 

Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth, according to KSP.

“The Cram the Cruiser food drive was established with the goal of giving back to our local communities who support our units throughout the year,” Brewer said. “Helping those in need is a fundamental part of our mission throughout rural Kentucky.”

Brewer says the campaign has developed into a friendly competition among KSP posts and CVE regions to see which location can collect the most food. The Harlan Post is the reigning champion this year with a total of 43,825 pounds of food collected.

“Words can't express how proud I am of the posts and community members who went above and beyond to make this food drive successful,” said Brewer. “Cram the Cruiser is a great example of law enforcement partnering with their communities for the betterment of the Commonwealth.”

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