Semiahmoo Peninsula residents helped raise thousands of pounds of food and funds for the Sources Food Bank, Surrey Food Bank and Cloverdale Hamper Program.
Through the Surrey RCMP’s annual Pack the Police Car food drive – which ended Dec. 17 – more than 5,000 pounds of food and $7,000 in cash were collected in two and a half weeks.
“We love to do it every year,” Cpl. Bert Paquet said. “(The support) is phenomenal.”
Surrey RCMP employees also contributed an additional $500 to local charities through various fundraising initiatives.
The Surrey detachment also participated in a number of other festive initiatives, including taking underprivileged youth on a Christmas shopping spree, singing carols to the elderly at local seniors’ facilities, decorating Christmas trees and collecting toys for abused children.