“Cram the Cruiser” drive collects 210 tons of food

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Courtesy: KSP

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ ) – It was a good year for the Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive.

State Police say the drive collected nearly 419,507 pounds of food this year. That’s 79,851 pounds more than last year.

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The campaign helps Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season.

Over the years, state police say it has developed into a friendly competition among Kentucky State Police posts and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement regions.

This year, Kentucky State Police Post 16 in Henderson took top honors, collecting a total of 89,932 pounds of food.

The Cram the Cruiser program began in 2010.

Since then, the agency has contributed more than one million pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches throughout the Commonwealth.