The Haliburton Highlands O.P.P. and community members are trying to help anyone that uses the food banks.

Members of the O.P.P. were out in full force for the annual Fill-a-Cruiser event. Across Haliburton County, officers were parked outside of Foodland in Haliburton, Minden and Wilberforce as well as Todd’s Independent and Easton’s Valu-Mart in hopes of collecting food and cash donations for the food banks of Haliburton County.

According to Constable Amanda Hill, in the first weekend of December, officers, auxiliary members and volunteers managed to collect 114 bags of food, as well as $462.50 from the Minden locations. In Haliburton, the police involved managed to collect 291 bags of food, as well as $320 in cash donations.

Hill says this past weekend in Wilberforce, the event brought in another 285 bags of food and a total of $1,244.41 in cash or cheque donations.

Hill explains to My Haliburton Now.com that the bags donated were $5 each making the total money raised from the Fill-a-Cruiser $3,451.91.