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Kentucky State Police 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive runs through Dec. 12

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HICKORY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police have kicked off the fourth annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive in Hickory, Ky.

The campaign collects non-perishable food items for needy families, and runs through Dec. 12.

If you'd like to make a donation, you can drop off non-perishable food items in the lobby of Kentucky State Police, Post 1, located at 8366 State Route, 45 North in Hickory. 

Kentucky State Police will take the items to local food pantries for distribution to families in the area. 

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.

In addition to collecting food at Post 1, state police will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

  • November 22th  at the Kroger store in Murray
  • November 23th at the Kroger store in Murray
  • November 25th at the Food Giant in Eddyville
  • November 26th at the Hancock’s Neighborhood Market in Cadiz
  • November 30th at the Kroger store in Murray
  • December 1st at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Benton
  • December 2nd at the Food Giant in Cadiz
  • December 2nd at the CHIN Restaurant in Paducah (11:00am – 8:00pm)
  • December 3rd at the CHIN Restaurant in Paducah (11:00am – 8:00pm)
  • December 4th at the CHIN Restaurant in Paducah (11:00am – 8:00pm)
  • December 6th at the Kroger store on Park Ave in Paducah
  • December 9th at the Kroger store in Murray
  • December 10th at the Priceless IGA in Benton

Several local businesses are also giving back to those that give. Scents n More Boutique in Benton, KY will be putting names into a drawing for two $50 Gift Cards for anyone that donates a minimum of two non-perishable food items at the store located at 1769 Mayfield Hwy. in Benton. 

Also, Chin Chinese Restaurant in Paducah will be giving patrons tickets good for $1 off the price of their meal if they bring a non-perishable food item to the restaurant on Dec. 2, Dec. 3, or Dec. 4 while KSP is at the restaurant collecting donations. Chin Chinese Restaurant will also be donating 20% of all sales on these days to the KSP Shop with a Trooper event that will be held in early December.

Last year the agency collected 246,000 pounds of food.

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