RCMP Pack-A-Po­lice-Car event to ben­e­fit se­niors

The Prince George Citizen - - Local -

Prince Ge­orge RCMP will be out at all four Save On Foods stores this Sun­day ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help to pack a po­lice car with non­per­ish­able food that will go to the Prince Ge­orge Coun­cil of Se­niors.

Of­fi­cers, de­tach­ment staff and vol­un­teers will be at the lo­ca­tions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It is our hope that the gen­er­ous cit­i­zens of Prince Ge­orge and sur­round­ing ar­eas pur­chase an ex­tra item or two while shop­ping and help load the po­lice ve­hi­cle on the way out of the store,” RCMP said.

Items sug­gested for do­na­tion in­clude canned veg­eta­bles, canned fruits packed in wa­ter, 100-per-cent unsweet­ened fruit juice or fruit sauce, oat­meal or other hot ce­re­als, rice or bar­ley, pas­tas, canned fish, chicken, ham or corned beef, peanut but­ter, canned or dry beans and lentils, canned evap­o­rated milk, milk pow­der or shelf-sta­ble UHT milk, for­ti­fied plant-based bev­er­ages (soy, rice or co­conut), canned soups or stews (low in sodium pre­ferred), fa­cial tis­sue, toi­let tis­sue, pa­per towel (in­di­vid­u­al­ly­wrapped pack­ages ap­pre­ci­ated).

Cash and gro­cery store gift cards will also be ac­cepted.

Last year, the event filled over 22 po­lice cars and raised over $4,000 for the Coun­cil of Se­niors.

Tyler Fil­lion helps un­load a cube van full of gro­ceries col­lected by RCMP mem­bers dur­ing a Pack-A-Po­lice-Car event in 2016. They will be back at it this Sun­day at all four Save On Foods, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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