Oceanside RCMP officers Swanson and Dally with some of the donations from the detachment’s food drive at two Parksville grocery stores Friday, Dec. 8. — Oceanside RCMP photo

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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

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