Cram the Cruiser gathers record amount for needy families

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – The Kentucky State Police collected a record amount of food this year to help families struggling financially through the holiday season.

A total of 419,507 lbs. of food was collected during the campaign which is 79,851 lbs. more than 2016.

“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 did last year,” said KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “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. It’s a genuine public service that will make a real difference to many families facing difficult times.”

The Cram the Cruiser program was started by KSP in 2010, and since then the agency has contributed more than one million pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches throughout the Commonwealth.

“Helping those in need is a fundamental part of the Kentucky State Police mission,” Sanders added. “We are grateful to be able to give back to our local communities who support our units throughout the year.”

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