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Thanks... for Cramming a Cruiser

By Bradford Times Staff

From left, South Simcoe Police Auxiliary Sgt. Chris Moran, Special Constable Elisabeth Aschwanden, Zehr's Manager Heather Frampton, Store Manager Sebastian Geraci, and Auxiliary John Santos help Cram a Cruiser at Zehr's Market in Bradford, on October 8, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

From left, South Simcoe Police Auxiliary Sgt. Chris Moran, Special Constable Elisabeth Aschwanden, Zehr's Manager Heather Frampton, Store Manager Sebastian Geraci, and Auxiliary John Santos help Cram a Cruiser at Zehr's Market in Bradford, on October 8, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

For a fourth year, Zehr's Market in Bradford supported the South Simcoe Police in their efforts to “Cram a Cruiser” for the Helping Hand Food Bank.

In fact, this year generous donors picked up hundreds of pre-packed bags, prepared by staff at Zehrs, and crammed not one, but 3 cruisers, parked outside the grocery store on October 8.

“Every year it's more successful,” said Special Constable Elisabeth Aschwanden. Not only did residents contribute non-perishable food items and toiletries, they donated just over $800 in cash, in just four hours. “It was unbelievable!” Aschwanden said.

A similar "Cram a Cruiser" event was held in Innisfil, at the Alcona Sobeys store, collecting donations for the Innisfil Food Bank, operated by the Innisfil Community Church.