Cram the Cruiser

In 2019 KSP collected over 236 tons of food for hungry families in Kentucky.

Each year the Kentucky State Police accepts donations for the annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth.  The campaign runs for approximately two weeks each year.

“Hunger is an urban, suburban and rural problem,” says KSP spokesperson Lt. Josh Lawson. “There is no area of the state where it does not exist. Through this program, we have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of our neighbors and participate in the spirit of the season.”

KSP also teams up with Kroger and Pepsi for special collection events to draw attention to our need. These signature events will take place at designated grocery stores across the state.

Suggested donations include non-expired canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices.