Thomas Mathesius of the Lake Country Volunteer Fire Department (left) and Const. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP

Cram the Cruiser loads Lake Country food bank shelves

“The fifth annual Cram the Cruiser saw sizeable donations from businesses all throughout the Okanagan Valley."

Kelowna and Lake Country Mounties were once again overwhelmed by the generous donations, from the Okanagan community, to this year’s Cram the Cruiser for the Lake Country Food Bank.

“The fifth annual Cram the Cruiser saw sizeable donations from businesses all throughout the Okanagan Valley, from small business owners in Penticton to small businesses in Lake Country,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“This year’s single largest donation was personally delivered by Keith and Loretta Stutters, of Stutters Disaster Kleenup in Kelowna, who generously donated $2,500 to Cram the Cruiser for the Lake Country Food Bank.”

The event raised just more than 1,500 pounds of donated items, including non-perishable foods, and $7,640.55 in cash and cheques for the Lake Country Food Bank.

Since the inaugural event in 2012, Cram the Cruiser has raised more than 10,000 lbs of donated items, and well over $20,000 in cash and cheques solely for the Lake Country Food Bank.

The winner of the grand prize donated by WestJet, a gift of flight voucher for one round trip flight for two people to any scheduled WestJet destination, was Neil Bolton of Lake Country.

Also helping make the event a success was the Lake Country Volunteer Fire Department, as well as all our sponsors WestJet, the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, the Kelowna Rockets, Costco Wholesale, The Keg, the Lake Country Dairy Queen, L’Isola Bella Bistro, West Kelowna Napa Auto Parts, the Lake Country Calendar, Nor-Val Rentals, Okanagan Portable Signs and of course Save-On-Foods.