| Oct 22, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - October 22, 2009 Community Supports Stuff a cruiser Event

OPP officers from the Sharbot Lake detachment have forged a partnership with the North Frontenac Food Bank. The first ever Sharbot Lake “Stuff a Cruiser” event on Saturday Oct 17 brought in 400 kg of food and $270 in cash donations.

“It also provided us with a good opportunity to get to know people in the community,” said Community Sergeant Jim Birtch of the event, which he organized in conjunction with Brenda Piat of the food bank.

Among highlights of the day were a breakfast that OPP Auxiliary Officer Andy Mouck threw for the officers who volunteered to come to the event, and the welcome the officers received from a group of women from the Sharbot Lake United Church.

“They heard about it from the article in the paper last week, and they each brought two bags of food for the food bank. They also brought a tray of sandwiches for us,” said Birtch. “We didn’t starve on Saturday.”

Sergeant Birtch said he will keep in contact with Brenda Piat and will plan more events when food stocks run low. 

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