Durham Police launch Food and Toy Drive Thursday in Whitby

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Published November 14, 2022 at 2:53 pm

Durham Regional Police’s 34th Annual Food and Toy Drive launches Thursday morning at Central West Division in Whitby with Chief Todd Rollauer, Mini-Chief Gabriel Perruccio, Constable Darryl Rice and the big man himself, Santa.

“It is an important time of year for the community to come together to support each other,” Durham Police said in a news release, where they put out a challenge to Durham citizens and business to make this year’s drive the “biggest ever.”

The Food and Toy Drive provides Durham families in need with food and Christmas presents for the holiday season. Throughout the months of November and December local businesses, organizations and individuals donate food and toys, which are then picked up by volunteers, sorted and distributed to members of the community.

Donations can be dropped off at any DRPS Division, Regional Headquarters in Whitby, Clarington Fire Headquarters or any fire station in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Courtice.

Businesses or individuals wishing to make large donations can contact the organizers, including the coordinator Cst. Darryl Rice, at [email protected] or (905)721-2999.

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