Casselberry police hosts food drive at local Walmart

CPD accepts non-perishable food items, toiletries for families in need

CASSELBERRY, Fla. – The Casselberry Police Department hosted the "Fill the Cruiser Food Drive" at the Walmart in Casselberry from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

The food drive will benefit local families in need.

"We're going to take it down to the Casselberry Care Cabin, where the children who are in need can get the food," Casselberry Police Community Service Officer Jeffery Herron said.

Police have asked the community to donate non-perishable food items and toiletries. The "elves" in blue received several donations and almost filled up the truck bed in just a couple of hours. 

"We'll have to call for another truck, and hopefully we'll fill that one up," Herron said.

The people who donated left smiling and with a candy cane, happy to give back to their community.

"Why not? Why not donate? It's a very worthy cause and these guys are out here collecting for a very worthy cause," Jed Downs said.

"The children, especially during break when there's food inefficiencies, so they need to have something to supplement," Cindy Downing said.

This is a first-of-its-kind fundraiser for Casselberry Police as the officers are getting results for their city.

"Let the people realize that the policemen of the area care about people. It's not just a job. It's every day, wanting to give to the people," Herron said.

All donations will be delivered to the Casselberry School Care Cabin at Casselberry Elementary School.

For more information, visit Casselberry Police Department's Facebook.


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