Over 11,000 pounds in food collected by Durham students in annual ‘Cram a Cruiser Food Drive’

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Published May 24, 2024 at 8:23 pm

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Many families in need will have something on the kitchen table to eat thanks to students, staff, and their families from schools across Durham Region.

Durham Regional Police announced late Friday afternoon (May 25) the annual “Cram A Cruiser Food Drive” had collected a total of 11,400 pounds of food for “Feed the Need in Durham.” (FTND)

The haul will feed 9,500 families.

“Every summer, thousands of students lose access to school-year food programs and go hungry,” said FTND on Facebook. “Help us bridge the gap and ensure each student in Durham has a #HungryFreeSummer!”

Interested schools had until April 25, 2024, to register for the food drive and then were provided special donation boxes to be filled with donated food from the community.

Durham police then had cruisers pick up the food boxes at the schools on Thursday (May 23) and then deliver them to the FTND warehouse, where the food was weighed.

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