South Surrey RCMP officers and volunteers pose with a police car packed with donations.

Police to host food drive in South Surrey

Surrey RCMP's annual Pack the Police Car food drive arrives in South Surrey on Friday.

Surrey RCMP’s annual Pack the Police Car food drive arrives in South Surrey on Friday.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12, officers, auxiliary constables and volunteers will be on hand outside Thrifty Foods in Morgan Crossing (102-15745 Croydon Dr.) to receive donations of non-perishable food, gifts, cash and more.

Everything collected will benefit families in need through Sources’ White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank.

The effort is one of two taking place in Surrey on Friday. The second is set for the same hours outside the Newton Wal-Mart, at 12451 88 Ave.

Items suggested for donation include canned vegetables and fruit, soup, crackers, canned meat/fish, pasta, grocery gift cards and toiletries.

Also on Friday, the South Surrey RCMP district office (at 1815 152 St.) will hold a “pop-up detachment” – an opportunity for the public to meet officers, learn about police programs and crime-prevention initiatives and discuss neighbourhood concerns.

For those who miss or can’t get to Friday’s events, a final collection day is planned for Dec. 17 in Newton, outside the Save-on Foods at 100-7320 King George Blvd.

 

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