By Brendan Miller
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Members of Redcliff RCMP dawned Santa hats and lit up their cruisers in an effort to collect donations for the local food bank.
RCMP members joined town officials and members of Citizens on Patrol for the third annual ‘Stuff the Cruiser’ event at Redcliff Family Foods on Dec. 19.
They were collecting food and cash donations from the community in an effort help the Root Cellar keep its shelves full this Holiday Season.
“We know that everybody’s kind of stressed over the holidays, and we’re going to take maybe one stress away where you might not have to worry about where you’re getting your food to get that meal on the table for Christmas Day to spend it with family and friends,” says Staff Sgt. Michael Courty.
Rory Schaeffer donated a large box his wife and daughter made up full of non perishable food items as well as some dog toys.
“We are proud to be able to help out the community and the people in need at this time,” says Schaeffer.
Root Cellar officials say they are experiencing their highest demand for hampers this season and are grateful for the local support.
“Right now we’re just trying to get everybody ready for Christmas. We’re trying to get everybody with turkeys and everybody with enough food for the holiday,” said executive director Melissa Mullis. “Right now we are working day and night so we have shops in the evening as well as during the day just to make sure that we are able to get everybody through before Christmas.”
To make a donation to the Root Cellar, call 403-528-4313, e transfer at MHfoodbank.com or drop by the Root Cellar between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.