The Washington County Law Enforcement community will host its second annual “Cram the Cruiser Food Drive” on Sunday, Dec. 19. The inaugural event, held last year, was an overwhelming success, according to Sheriff Brent Miller.

“We set a goal of cramming one police cruiser with food to help those in need,” said Sheriff Miller. “At the end of the day, there were six cruisers filled with food – the outpouring of support from the community far exceeded what we had hoped for.”

In addition, almost $800 in cash was donated. The food and monetary donations were presented to the Washington County Food Bank to aid in its efforts to assist those facing food insecurity.

The entire community is invited to participate in this year’s “Cram the Cruiser” Food Drive. On Sunday, Dec. 19, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, police cruisers and officers will be located at Walmart and JayC Food Store in Salem to accept donations of non-perishable food items. Cash donations are welcomed as well.

Sponsors of “Cram the Cruiser” include the Salem Walmart and JayC Food Store, City of Salem Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

“All of us in the law enforcement community want to invite everyone to participate in this food drive again this year,” said Sheriff Miller. “This is a great example of how great things can be accomplished when we all work together.”

For more information about “Cram the Cruiser,” please contact the sheriff’s department at 812-883-5999.