This holiday season, Terrace RCMP will be taking on a special kind of fight in hopes of reducing hunger.
The 9th annual Cram a Cruiser event will be held Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at local grocery stores as Terrace RCMP staff, officers, auxiliary members and volunteers aim to fill up police vehicles with food and monetary donations.
This is one of our favourite events of the year, says Terrace RCMP staff sergeant Michael Robinson in a Terrace RCMP press release.
So often we find ourselves responding to issues and challenges as they arise. This event provides us all with an opportunity to be proactive and work with the community we’re part of in a positive manner. It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Police vehicles will be parked in front of Save On Foods, Safeway, and Real Canadian Wholesale to collect and transport donations to Terrace Churches Food Bank and the Salvation Army in preparation for the holidays.
Last year, their event saw an estimated 5,000 to 5,500 pounds of food donated in Terrace, with just more than $2,000 in cash and gift cards.
There are a lot of people who don’t talk about their struggles, says Cst. Crystal Evelyn, community liaison and media relations officer for Terrace RCMP in the press release.
It could be your neighbour, it could be a family member, it could be someone you pass by and smile at every day without realizing the financial hardships they may be facing. By coming together as a community during events like this, we’re helping provide warmth and kindness to those giving and to those receiving.