LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky State Police, G&J Pepsi, God’s Pantry Food Bank and several other non-profits are teaming up for the 7th annual Cram the Cruiser event to help feed hungry Kentuckians in Central and Eastern Kentucky. More than 30 Kroger stores will be collecting non-perishable food items Nov. 20 – Dec. 11.
Last year, Cram the Cruiser collected more than 45,000 pounds of food and $2,800 in cash donations. This surpassed the 2014 Cram the Cruiser food drive by 24,000 pounds. This year’s goal is to more than double the poundage, bringing in 100,000 pounds of food.
Kentucky State Police and G & J Pepsi will be holding a special event at Bryan Station Kroger on December 4th, 10am – 3pm, in effort to bring awareness to the event. God’s Pantry Food Bank is encouraging customers to purchase the $6 brown bags of food located at the registers of Kroger, as well as canned fruits, vegetables, proteins, and shelf stable milk.
Outside of Fayette County, Kroger’s in 12 other counties will be participating in the food drive as well. Food donations in those counties will benefit member agencies of God’s Pantry Food Bank, staying in the communities where the food is collected.