Cobourg Police Holiday Cram-A-Cruiser This Weekend

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Cobourg Police Service partners with Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank and The Giving Tree to help everyone have a joyous holiday season.

Cobourg Police Service invites you to help “cram-a-cruiser” on Saturday, November 25th, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Walmart, Giant Tiger, and Dollarama in Cobourg in support of
Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank (Fare Share) and The Giving Tree to help everyone have a joyous holiday season this year.

Everyone is welcome to donate non-perishable food or personal care items, toys, gift cards or cash. All donations collected go to local individuals and families in need across Northumberland County. Any non-perishable food items and cash donations will be given to Fare Share, and all the toys and gift cards will be distributed to families through The Giving Tree community project.

The organizations will deliver these gifts for the holidays to families and individuals across Northumberland County. The Salvation Army continues to support the event by registering families for Christmas assistance and helping transport toys to the Giving Tree.

Last year’s holiday Cram-A-Cruiser collected 3,768 pounds of food and $3,682 to support the Fare Share and 231 toys going to Giving Tree.

Thank you to Walmart, Giant Tiger, Dollarama, and the Salvation Army for their continued support.


Cram – A – Cruiser Cobourg details:

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Location: Walmart (73 Strathy Rd, Cobourg), Giant Tiger, Dollarama (1111 Elgin St W, Cobourg

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are unable to make it out to the event, you can still directly impact the lives of residents in our community by donating in other ways.

To donate to Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank, visit

Toy and gift card donations to the Giving Tree can be dropped off at the west end of Northumberland Mall on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until December 10th .

For more information, including other drop off locations, visit the Giving Tree Facebook Group.

If you or someone you know is in need of food and toy assistance this holiday season, please visit The Giving Tree Facebook Group or The Salvation Army Cobourg/Port Hope website for information on where to apply.

Suggested Gift and Food donations:

• Gift cards

• Lego

• Craft kits (e.g., bracelets and bath bombs)

• Art supplies

• Minecraft, Pokémon

• Men’s socks

• Board Games

• Sports and comic books or magazines

• Canned Pasta, Stew, Chili, Soup

• Flakes of Ham, Turkey, Chicken

• Canned Fruit & Vegetable

• Mac & Cheese

• Pasta/Rice Side Dishes

• Cereal, Oatmeal

• PB, Jam, Cheese Spread

• Cookies & Crackers

• Peanut Free Granola Bars

• Pudding & Fruit Cups

• Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate

• Meal Replacement / Protein Drink

• Juice & Juice Boxes

• Oil & Sugar

• Shampoo & Body Wash

• Deodorant & Dental Care

• Diapers & Baby Care

• Period & Incontinence Products

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