The Kentucky State Police Post 16 in Henderson collected its largest donation to date during the 6th annual “Cram the Cruiser” donation drive held last week.
Thanks to some area generosity, KSP spokesman Trooper Corey King says the “Cram the Cruiser” project received 20 pallets of various signature sauces from an anonymous factory in Owensboro on Thursday, which weighed 43-thousand pounds with a retail value of over 35-thousand dollars. He adds that Post 16 collected an overall total of 44,670 pounds, and a KSP semi driver delivered the donation to Feeding America of Elizabethtown.
According to Trooper King, Feeding America services 42 counties west of the Interstate 65 corridor, including Post 16’s district. Trooper King says in the release all of the donated products will go directly to our area county food pantries, and will serve many meals for struggling families as the holidays approach.
The Kentucky State Police kicked off their annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive on Friday, November 20 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for families in need.
Statewide, during the 2014 campaign, KSP reportedly collected more than 232-thousand pounds of food.
Photo 1: A KSP semi with a 53 foot trailer at the factory dock being loaded with 43,000 pounds of sauce.
Photo 2: Twenty fully loaded pallets of various sauces awaiting to be loaded.