Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” collects record amount of food for needy

The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive collected nearly 210 tons of food this year to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season. That’s 80,000 pounds more than last year.

KSP began the Cram the Cruiser program in 2010 to assist needy families in its local post and region areas. Since then, the agency has contributed more than one million pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches throughout the Commonwealth.

Over the years, the campaign has developed into a friendly competition among Kentucky State Police posts and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement regions, and this year, KSP Post 16 in Henderson took top honors with a total of 89,932 pounds of food collected.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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