State Police kick off annual food drive

November 23, 2013 

Frankfort: The Kentucky State Police kicked off its fourth annual “Cram the Cruiser” food drive Friday. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 13 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

KSP spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton said the agency collected more than 100,000 pounds of food during the 2012 campaign.

“We were so pleased with the results, hard work and effort from each of our posts last year,” Blanton said in a state police news release. “It is a wonderful opportunity to give back to those in local communities who are struggling financially during the holiday season.”

Blanton said the food will be distributed at post level to local shelters, churches or other organizations serving those in need. Suggested donations include 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.

Donations can be dropped off at any KSP post. Visit the KSP website at   for a listing of the post locations.

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