An impromptu food drive hosted by the Oceanside RCMP collected more than $1,000 in cash donations and filled two truck beds with food donations.
Members of the Oceanside RCMP set up outside of Parksville’s Thrifty Foods and Save-on-Foods on Friday, Dec. 8 to collect food and cash donations for the Salvation Army.
Officers spent two hours in front of each grocery store accepting donations, Cpl. Jesse Foreman stated in a written release from Oceanside RCMP.
After the two hours, Foreman said, two police trucks were filled with food and just under $1,300 was collected.
“It was heartwarming to see such generosity from this community,” Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier said in the release. “I’m really grateful to Thrifty Foods and Save-on-Foods for the generous donations and letting us use their locations.”
— Oceanside RCMP news release