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"Cram the Cruiser" Gets a Huge Early Boost!

Date of News Release: 09/23/2014

Kevin Hazelwood of Hazelwood's Towing, Kim Siever's with Tri-State Food Bank and Trooper Corey King stand inside Hazelwood's' Cargo trailer with 9-1/2 pallets of donated food for "Cram the Cruiser"

(Owensboro, KY) - Thanks to some area generosity, KSP's "Cram the Cruiser" gets a significant early boost. Today, R&B of Owensboro loaded 9-1/2 pallets of various signature sauces into a semi for "Cram the Cruiser" project. The donation made was nearly 20,000 pounds and with the help of Hazelwood's Towing of Henderson, they delivered the donation to the Tri-State Food Bank in Evansville.

Roughly 19,950 pounds of R&B sauces stacked outside Tri-State Food Bank waiting for inventory

The Tri-State Food Bank services 33 area counties, including Post 16's entire district. Trooper Corey King said, "All of the donated products will go directly to our area county food pantries". "As the holidays are fast approaching, this will serve many meals for struggling families".

"This truly exemplifies that great people work and live right here in the tri-state. With the collective help of R&B, Hazelwood Towing, Tri-State Food Bank and the Kentucky State Police, this will make a huge impact on area hunger. Hunger knows no boundaries so we are humbled to partner with Tri-State Food Bank to assist us in being good stewards of this donation", King added.

The Kentucky State Police tentatively plan to kick off their fifth annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive around November 20, 2014 and run through mid December.

All 16 KSP posts around the state as well as headquarters in Frankfort will have established collection sites available during that time. Last year's campaign collected more than 62 tons of food statewide.