'Cram the Cruiser' a roaring success

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‘Cram the Cruiser’ was a success for 2020, bringing in thousands of dollars’ worth of food and gift donations for those in need in the Nicola Valley.

Cst. David Feller, Merritt’s Community Police and Street Enforcement Unit Officer, donned his red serge on Dec. 20, and parked his cruiser outside of Walmart for approximately eight hours.

In that time, generous Merrittonians, emergency responders such as MFRD officers, and RCMP members provided enough by way of non-perishable food, toys and gift items to ‘Cram the Cruiser’ – more than three times over.

Cst. Feller was out in the community on Dec. 22 distributing the collected goods to several charitable organizations, including ASK Wellness, the food bank and St. Michael’s Anglican church which runs the Tues. Soup Bowl and Merritt’s Bread Basket.

Cst. Feller also used several of the donated items to create gift baskets for specific families he and other RCMP members had encountered in the course of their duties.

Morgan Hampton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Merritt Herald