Surrey RCMP and fire challenge public to Pack the Police Car

Initiative collected 1,000 pounds of food and $1,800 for the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program and Surrey Food Bank.

Personnel from Surrey RCMP and Surrey Fire Services collect cash and donations for local charities on Saturday.

Half a ton of food and $1,800 were collected by Surrey RCMP and Surrey Fire Services in just four hours for local charities on the weekend.

Last Saturday (Dec. 7) the two protective services challenged the public to “Pack the Police Car” at two PriceSmart locations.

The donations went to the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program and Surrey Food Bank.

“The generosity of our community was on full display again during this one day fundraising campaign,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “This time of year is very tough on families, especially those less fortunate, and we can all help ease this stress by ensuring that no one goes hungry this holiday season.”

This is not the only holiday season Surrey RCMP event that involved helping those less fortunate. Recently the Surrey RCMP’s Youth Unit helped local high school students provide Christmas dinners to low income families. Thanks to a partnership with the Surrey Christmas Bureau and a major retail chain, the Youth Unit also accompanied a number of underprivileged youth as they shopped for groceries and Christmas presents for their families.

The Surrey RCMP would like remind the public that the local food banks accept donations all year long. For more information and to donate please visit www.pacificcommunity.ca/ministries/cloverdale-hamper-program and www.surreyfoodbank.org.

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