Lake Country RCMP holiday toy and food drive starts this weekend

RCMP seeking food, toys

Get ready to cram the cruiser in Lake Country this weekend.

The 11th annual toy and food drive goes Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be standing by at the Save-On-Foods at 9522 Main Street in Lake Country to collect new, unwrapped toys for children 0-12 as well as food donations.

"We truly appreciate the donations raised by the Lake Country RCMP. Donations raised in Lake Country help make Christmas brighter for local families in need within our own community," says Joy Haxton, manager of the Lake Country Food Bank.

Since 2012, Lake Country RCMP has raised over 14,500 pounds of donated items, 235 unwrapped gifts and over $50,056 in cash and cheques for the Lake Country Food Bank through the annual event.

Lake Country RCMP will also be accepting donations at the front counter of RCMP Detachment on Berry Road until Friday Dec. 9, 2022.

"Christmas can be a stressful time for families. This is our way to give back to our community when they need it the most at this time of year, " says Sgt. Jon Collins, detachment commander for the Lake Country RCMP.

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