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"Cram the Cruiser" Concludes with Largest Amount to Date!

Date of News Release: 12/11/2015

Twenty fully loaded pallets of various sauces awaiting to be loaded Twenty fully loaded pallets of various sauces awaiting to be loaded
A KSP semi with a 53 foot trailer at the factory dock being loaded with 43,000 pounds of sauce A KSP semi with a 53 foot trailer at the factory dock being loaded with 43,000 pounds of sauce

(OWENSBORO, KY) - Thanks to some area generosity, KSP's "Cram the Cruiser" concludes with Post 16's largest donation in its sixth season. Thursday, KSP received 20 pallets of various signature sauces from an anonymous factory in Owensboro for "Cram the Cruiser" project. The donation made weighed 43,000 pounds and has a retail value of over $35,000. Post 16's overall total is 44,670 pounds. A KSP semi delivered the donation to Feeding America of Elizabethtown Kentucky.

Feeding America services 42 area counties all west of the Interstate 65 corridor, including Post 16's district. Trooper Corey King said, "All of the donated products will go directly to our area county food pantries". "As the holidays are fast approaching, this will serve many meals for struggling families".

"This truly exemplifies that great people work and live right here in the tristate. With the collective help of all those involved, this will make a huge impact on area hunger. Hunger knows no boundaries so we are humbled to partner with Feeding America to assist us in being good stewards of this significant donation", King added.

The Kentucky State Police kicked off their sixth annual 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive on Friday, November 20 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for families in need.

Statewide, during the 2014 campaign, the KSP collected more than 232,000 pounds of food.

A special thanks to Cash Express of Henderson and Sheryl Hadley and Sherry Crocket with Squirrely Sweets of Evansville Indiana for hosting a bake goods sale and raising money for this project. And of course, thanks to all who made this project a continued success!