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Thousands raised for food bank

Residents of Lake Country were invited to ‘Cram the Cruiser’ again this year, and they did just that.

Members of the RCMP, along with auxiliary officers and volunteers, were on hand at Cooper’s Foods Saturday for the third annual event, asking for non-perishable food donations.

Even the local fire department got into the act, serving up chili and buns for donations to the food bank.

"Our largest donation this year came from Keith and Loretta Stutters of Stutters Disaster Kleenup in Kelowna, who donated $2,000 to the Lake Country Food Bank," says Cst. Jesse O'Donaghey.

"Also Todd Ryder, the manager of the Cooper's Foods in Lake Country, generously donated hundreds of the pre-packaged bags of food items for the food bank, including the $5 raised for each of them."

A grand total of $5,336 in cash and cheques, along with 2,646 pounds of food, was raised for the Lake Country Food Bank.

Betta Lawton of Lake Country also took home a grand prize donated by WestJet, a travel voucher for two, anywhere WestJet flies.

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