Belleville police and Gleaners Food Bank are on a mission to feed 80 families in need this holiday season.
The annual Cram-A-Cruiser food drive is taking place until 2 p.m. Thursday at Marc’s No Frills on Bell Boulevard in Belleville.
Auxiliary constable Andrew Fralick is one of three officers stationed outside the grocery store asking customers to donate non-perishable items to fill 80 holiday food hampers.
Commending the officers for their hard work, Gleaners executive director Susanne Quinlan said the need for food is great as they have helped 960 families in December and predict that number will increase to roughly 1,200 in January. She explained they are giving out about 60 emergency food hampers every day to families.
She encourages working families that need help to come see them at their 25 Wallbridge Crescent location on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“If you need help we are here to help you,” Quinlan said.
Meanwhile Breakfast with Santa is happening this Saturday at the Boathouse restaurant 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Call (613) 962-9043 to make a reservation.