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Anderson County residents donated approximately 3,050 pounds of food to Open Hands through Kentucky State Police’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ December food drive.
The ‘Cram the Cruiser’ drive asked Anderson County residents to donate non-perishable food items at pack them into Kentucky State Police patrol cars stationed outside of Kroger, Walmart and Save-A-Lot.
Regionally, the drive collected just under 7,000 pounds of food. Sgt. Scott Felder of the Kentucky State Police said that means Anderson County residents donated nearly half of the region’s total, which includes Fayette County.
All food collected in Anderson County through ‘Cram the Cruiser’ will be given to Anderson County residents through the Open Hands food pantry.
Felder said he’d like to thank the Jif Peanut Butter Company in Lexington, Save-A-Lot warehouse in Winchester, Walmart and Kroger in Lawrenceburg, and all citizens who participated in the food drive.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Lawrenceburg Police Department were instrumental in helping with the KSP drive, Felder said.