RCMP thank Cranbrook for cramming the cruiser

On Dec. 16, Cranbrook RCMP and Auxiliary Constables and employees from the Real Canadian Superstore braved the cold for a fantastic cause.

Members of the Cranbrook RCMP were on standby outside Superstore on Friday

Members of the Cranbrook RCMP were on standby outside Superstore on Friday

For the Townsman

On Friday, Dec. 16,  Cranbrook RCMP, Cranbrook Auxiliary Constables and employees from the Real Canadian Superstore braved the cold for a fantastic cause.

On that day, Cranbrook RCMP were set up at the Real Canadian Superstore to bring awareness and donations to the Cranbrook Food Bank. Members of the RCMP, along with Superstore staff, were on site between 10:30 am and 4:30pm filling the police truck with food, gift cards and non-perishable items.

By the end of the day citizens of Cranbrook and surrounding area had surpassed all expectations and donated over $6,500 worth of food items and over $1,000 in cash donations to help the Cranbrook Food Bank make it through the Christmas season and into the New Year.

“We continue to be amazed by the generosity of the people of Cranbrook and area,” said Cs. Katie Forgeron of the Cranbrook RCMP. “Collecting that much food for the food bank went beyond our expectations.  Thank you Cranbrook for helping make this an amazing start to the Holiday Season!”

Cranbrook RCMP would also like to thank the generous souls who brought coffee, hot chocolate and yes, donuts, while we were standing outside.  “It was a cold day and having people think of us in that way was pretty special.”