The people who spend the year serving and protecting Penticton are looking to give back this Christmas.
The City of Penticton Bylaw Services, the RCMP, Penticton Fire Department and Sherrifs’ Service plan to Cram the Cruiser this Saturday, Dec. 10, at Cherry Lane Mall for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
“We just want to do our part to make the season a little brighter for people who are having a tough time,” says bylaw enforcement officer Travis Mills. “A big part of all our jobs is seeing residents in challenging moments. This year has been a struggle for many, we know food bank usage is up and we hope to make the season a bit happier.”
The Cram the Cruiser event, which will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., will collect non-perishable food donations and toys. The Salvation Army says the most needed items include: crackers, soup, cereal, pasta, toiletries, Kraft Dinner, canned vegetables, canned proteins and, of course, financial donations.
The Cruiser will be at the mall parking lot to take donations and council members will be on hand to distribute hot chocolate to help keep everyone warm.