Local police officers, volunteers and Prince George RCMP detachment staff were accepting donations yesterday as part of the Pack-a-PC event in partnership with Save-on-Foods.
For six hours on Sunday the generous people of the community were invited to attend any of the four Save-on-Foods stores to help “Pack-A-PC” (police car) with non-perishable food items.
Through both traditional and social media, the community responded. By the end of the event, an estimated 35 police cruisers were filled with food items, and more than $5,800 in cash and gift cards were donated. That is five more filled cars than last year’s record and more than $1,800 more cash and gift cards than the previous record set in 2017.
On Monday December 9, all donations were delivered to the Prince George Council of Seniors (www.pgcos.ca) by representatives from the Prince George RCMP with the help of students from both Duchess Park Secondary and DP Todd Secondary Schools. All donations will help feed seniors in need this holiday season.
“Thank you very much to the people of this community for once again stepping up to help feed seniors in need,” said Bev Livingstone, City of Prince George municipal employee who organized the event. “These donations go a long way to make their holiday a great one.”
Police officers, detachment staff and volunteers empty a cube van of donated food to the Council of Seniors. See attached images.
The RCMP would like to thank the Prince George Save-On-Foods stores for partnering with us for this event, Wood Wheaton GM for donating the cube van and all those that took the time to donate to this worthwhile cause.