Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces a "Stuff a Cruiser" campaign will be held Friday, November 16, to collect donations of non-perishable foods to help those in need this Thanksgiving.
"No one should go hungry on Thanksgiving Day," Colonel Assumpico said. "With your support, we can help make a difference for families in need during the holiday."
Colonel Assumpico said troopers will be "stuffing cruisers" with donations at two locations:
Friday, November 16, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Stop & Shop, 200 Atwood Avenue, Cranston
Stop & Shop, 11 Commerce Way, Johnston
Donated items also can be dropped off that day at any Rhode Island State Police Barracks in Hope Valley, Lincoln, Scituate or Wickford.
Troopers will collect donations of non-perishable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables, meats, gravy, sauces, soups and pie fillings; boxes of instant potatoes, pasta, stuffing, bread and dessert mixes; powdered milk and juice boxes; and bread crumbs, spices or any other canned or boxed grocery items that individuals and families can use to create a holiday meal.
All items collected will be donated to local food pantries for distribution to deserving families.
"The men and women of the Rhode Island State Police are committed to serving our community in many ways, including helping to ensure that all Rhode Islanders get to enjoy a good meal on Thanksgiving Day," Colonel Assumpico said. "We encourage everyone to help us stuff our cruisers for this great cause."