Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 


Mounties Always Get Their Can

Firefighters and RCMP will be on the hunt for food



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he RCMP invite you to join us in the 9th annual "Stuff the Cruiser" campaign as officers strive to pack police cruisers with non-perishable food items and cash donations. The event – held in support of all local Salvation Army Food Banks – is being held on December 2 at designated locations throughout the Upper Fraser Valley.


Chilliwack - December 2

When: Saturday December 2, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Save – On – Foods Stores
• 46020 Yale Road.
• 31-6014 Vedder Road.
• 45635 Tamihi Way.

“In past years we have collected over 5,000 pounds of groceries alongwith cash donations during our Stuff the Cruiser event. With the
generous support of the Chilliwack community we are aiming to exceed last year’s totals,” says Constable Julie Bauer of the Chilliwack RCMP.


When: Saturday December 2, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Super Valu

“Our generous community has stuffed as many as 2 SUV police cruisers with groceries and cash donations during past Stuff the Cruiser events. This year we hope to surpass all previous totals,” says Constable Teresa Parsons of the Agassiz RCMP.


When: Saturday December 2, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Save – On - Foods

“Through the generous support of the community the RCMP Stuff the Cruiser campaign collected over 1,600 pounds of food and cash donations for our local food bank last season. Also on the 2nd between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Kal Tire located on 6th Avenue, Hope, will be hosting a pancake breakfast and accepting donations in support of the RCMP Stuff the Cruiser event,” says Staff Sergeant Karol Rehdner of the Hope RCMP.

Boston Bar

When: Saturday December 2, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Canyon Tire

“Every season our community has embraced the Stuff the Cruiser campaign and we know the same will occur again this year. Over the past, folks
have donated over 1,000 pounds in food and cash, to the Stuff the Cruiser event in support of local food bank,” says Constable Darren McKay of the Boston Bar RCMP.

“RCMP invite everyone to come to any of our Stuff the Cruiser locations in the Upper Fraser Valley, meet your local officers, and participate in ensuring that no family goes hungry over the Christmas Season,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.



Chilliwack Fire Department Annual Emergency Services Food Drive - December 4

he Chilliwack Fire Department will be holding their Annual Food Drive . Once again, department members will be going door to door in the community, collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank.


Although many members will be involved in this drive, it will be impossible to reach every home in the community. Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Food Bank can drop items off at Hall #1, 45950 Cheam Avenue from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the week of December 4th - 8th.

Last year, members of Emergency Social Services, Chilliwack Search and Rescue, and the Chilliwack Fire Department collected over 13,000 food items for the Salvation Army.


The department thanks the community in advance for their continued generous support in helping those who are less fortunate in our community and we look forward to another successful food drive.

When: Monday, December 4, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Door to door


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