The crew from Pack the Police Car celebrate a successful campaign for money and food raised for the Surrey Food Bank.

Surrey RCMP’s Pack the Police car a success

Mounties raised more than $15,000 and six tons of food for the Surrey Food Bank this season

The numbers are in, and the Surrey RCMP’s Pack the Police Car campaign is being hailed as a huge success.

More than $15,000 in cash and six tons of food were collected for the Surrey Food Bank during the twelve day campaign that ended on Christmas Eve.

“This is a tremendous showing of support from the community,” said Marilyn Herrmann, Executive Director for the Surrey Food Bank. “Working with great community partners such as the Surrey RCMP helps us raise our profile and donations to ensure that no one goes hungry at this time of year.”

Surrey Mounties said the were just a receptacle for public generosity.

“We are just the conduit through which the generous citizens of Surrey were able to give to this great cause,” siad Surrey RCMP Inspector Garry Begg. “We are happy to initiate this campaign and look forward to doing it again next year.”

Surrey RCMP employees were also able to contribute an additional $4,000 through various fund-raising initiatives at the Detachment, bringing the grand total to over $18,000.

The Surrey RCMP would like remind the public that the Surrey Food Bank accepts donations all year long, not just during the holidays. For more information and to donate please visit www.surreyfoodbank.org.

 

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Guildford’s Winter Festival raises nearly $7K for Surrey Memorial Hospital

Funds raised through two weekends of skate rentals, on-site donations

Woman in Fraser Health region confirmed as sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Court awards Surrey Costco shopping cart collector $583K after car pins him

Kurtis Ryan Burdeniuk, 22, was retrieving carts when driver backed into him in the parking lot, pinning him

Royal Canadian circus coming back to Cloverdale

June dates for rebranded circus in year of expansion into U.S.

Committee that replaced Surrey’s Public Safety Committee seven months ago has never met

Surrey mayor dissolved safety committee in July 2019, replaced it with Interim Police Transition Advisory Committee

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, calls for end to blockades

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Woman missing out of downtown Maple Ridge

Police seek public’s help locating Atefeh Jadidian

Petition seeks to remove local police department from Lindsay Buziak murder case

American woman starts online petition in hopes of helping Buziak family

Health officials confirm sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

‘Chain reaction pile up’ closes southbound traffic on Coquihalla Highway

Black Press Media has reached out to RCMP, paramedics for details

Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Langley’s faith-based Trinity Western University opens a second campus in Richmond

Fraser Valley seniors’ home residents go without meds for a night due to staff shortage

Residents speak out about staff shortages that are leading to serious safety concerns

Most Read