Shoppers at West Park Mall in Quesnel will see a strong police presence on Dec. 5 and 6, but the RCMP won’t be looking to put perps inside their cars.
Instead, they’re asking the public to help completely fill a police car with non-perishable food, unopened toys, winter clothing and hygiene products.
“Many citizens of Quesnel have suffered a financial impact during the COVID-19 pandemic, which in turn is effecting them during the holiday season,” said Const. Matt McGregor of the Quesnel RCMP, who is heading up the campaign. “By showing our love and compassion, we can donate food, clothing and toys to those that need them over Christmas and the hard times that lie ahead.”
The items collected will be donated to Quesnel Salvation Army’s Food Bank, the Senior’s Voice Society and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Quesnel.
The donation area will have COVID-19 precautions in place, including a drive-thru option. Donations will also be accepted at the Quesnel RCMP detachment during regular working hours.
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