A Surrey RCMP patrol car packed full of food at Save-On-Foods in Guildford.

Surrey residents generously help ‘Pack the Police Car’

RCMP helps spread some holiday cheer with a variety of community activities.

More than 3,000 pounds of food and $5,000 in cash was collected in support of local food banks and charity programs during the Surrey RCMP’s first three “Pack the Police Car” events held across the city.

“The Surrey RCMP would like to thank Surrey residents for ‘packing the police car’ again this year and making the holidays a little brighter for those in need in our community,” says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “We can always count on the generosity of our citizens to illustrate the true meaning of the season.“

The final Pack the Police Car event for 2015 will be held on Dec. 31from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Save-on-Foods in Newton (7320 King George Blvd). Donations can also be dropped off at the Newton District Office (7235 137 St.) between now and then.

For more information or to donate, please visit the Surrey Food Bank, Sources Food Bank, and the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program.

Surrey RCMP has been involved in a few other holiday-themed activities this past month to help spread some holiday cheer in the city. This included officers and staff organizing a holiday toy drive for underprivileged children, collecting warm clothing for those in need, singing Christmas carols to the elderly, and raising extra money for the Surrey Food Bank at the detachment’s annual potluck lunch.

“We continue to urge residents to give back to the community in whatever way they can over the holiday season,” says Schumann. “While we live in a very prosperous part of the world, there are many people in our community who can benefit from a hearty meal, an unexpected gift, or just knowing that someone out their cares about their well-being. A special holiday welcome to those newly immigrated to our city as well.”

Starting this week, Surrey RCMP officers will be sharing some of their own “Mountie Wishes” for the community for the holiday season on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Just Posted

Surrey Mounties investigate drive-by shooting in Fleetwood

It happened Monday afternoon in the 8000-block of 153A Street. Police say no victim has been located.

18-year-old to hospital after shots fired in White Rock

Police investigating early-morning incident

UPDATE: White Rock RCMP unaffected by Surrey’s choice of police force, city says

Mayor Darryl Walker to meet with RCMP Staff Sgt. Daryl Creighton

Surrey firefighters tackle blaze at Guildford home

Firefighters have yet to determine what caused the vacant house fire

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles sliding and Cassidy Bowes flows

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

Pit bull cross, chihuahua owners must split costs for dogfight damage, judge rules

Eac side responsible for $577.43 towards injuries in Comox Valley incident

3 random words mark every spot on earth

Innovative mapping system assigns three word combinations to 57 trillion 3 metre squares

Most fatal overdose victims did not have recent police contact: Stats Canada

11 per cent of those who fatally overdosed in B.C. had four or more contacts with the police

5 to start your day

One left dead after Abbotsford shooting, touching note left on Langley veteran’s windshield and more

Calgarians head to the polls to declare ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ on Winter Games

The question “are you for or are you against hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?” was to be posed to them Tuesday in a plebiscite to help determine whether the city should move ahead with a bid.

Heir’s big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, still serving in the heir to the throne role he has filled since he was a young child.

Trudeau lays down challenge to companies in bid to boost trade with Asia

“Building the relationships, building the connections, building the facility and also changing mindsets — getting Canadian companies to see the opportunities we have around the world to partner and invest.”

Most Read