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.