Police thank community for making third annual ‘Fill a Cruiser’ event a success
The Hawai‘i Police Department’s Kona Community Policing Section is thanking the Hawai‘i Island community for making its third annual “Fill a Cruiser Food Drive” event a success.
More than 2,000 pounds of food and $4,784 in cash donations were raised during the event, which was held at the Kona Costco parking lot on Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Hawai‘i Police Department’s Kona Community Policing Section partnered up with Costco, the Food Basket Inc., and KAPA Radio personality Tommy Ching to assist island residents in need of food.
During the event, a marked police cruiser was parked at the main entrance of Costco where non-perishable food items could be donated. Monetary donations were also accepted by the Food Basket.
In light of the recent devastating wildfires on Maui, this year’s monetary donations will be donated to the Maui Food Bank and the collected food donations will remain on Hawai‘i Island and distributed to Hawai’i Island residents.