CCPD ‘Holiday Heroes’ food drive collects 5,000 pounds of food

Author: wink news
Cape Coral Police Department

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department’s “Holiday Heroes” Food Drive collected over 5,000 pounds of canned food to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

The food drive began on Nov. 12, with collection sites set up at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Pine Island Road and the Wal-Mart on Del Prado Boulevard.

“As I traveled to each location, I noticed that creativeness and motivation was an obvious factor to the success of this year’s event,” said Sgt. Carlos Mena.

“We truly appreciate your commitment to serving our SWFL neighbors in need,” said Sam Kelly, with the  Harry Chapin Food Bank. “Your team is making a difference for the single mom between food stamps, for the family who has to choose between paying the bills or paying for nutritious food and the senior who will now be able to pay for medicine and not have to worry if they will eat.”

Cape Coral police say this year’s donations almost doubled the donations received in 2014.

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