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‘Cram the Cruiser’ begins in Russell, Ky.

November 27, 2018

Courtesy of Sgt. Chris Smith Volunteers and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers distribute food collected during the 2016 Cram the Cruiser food drive in Lawrence County.

RUSSELL, Ky. — The Kentucky State Police’s ninth annual “Cram the Cruiser” campaign began on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and runs through Monday, Dec. 10. This is a yearly food drive used to collect items in order to help feed local families in need during the holiday season. Donations of non-perishable food items are requested.

The Kentucky State Police is partnering with the Russell Kroger, located at 370 Diederich Boulevard in Russell, Kentucky, for the entirety of the campaign. At the Russell Kroger there is a signature event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 10 a.m. and running until 3 p.m.

This Kroger location is a designated drop-off location for food items. Suggested donations include non-expired canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices. The food collected will be distributed to shelters, churches, and other organizations in the area.

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