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Helping with Cram the Cruiser are from left, Trooper McCarthy of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Brighton Post, Livingston County Deputy Thompson and Sgt. Lesinski of MSP Brighton Post. 

 The fifth annual Cram the Cruiser food drive was a resounding success, according to Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy.

 Last Saturday, law enforcement agencies throughout Livingston County collaborated with various stores including the Howell, Brighton Township, Hamburg Township and Hartland Kroger stores, the Genoa Township

Aldi, Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Pinckney and Walmart stores in Fowlerville and Howell.

 More than 15,000 pounds of non-perishable food and paper products and more than $3,000 in cash and gift cards were collected and donated to area food banks and pantries throughout Livingston County.

 These food banks included the Hidden Springs Church, Youth Connection in Howell, First Baptist Church of Howell, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell, Fowlerville Impact Center, Howell Public Schools Innovation Academy, Pinkney Community Schools food bank, St. Mary’s Catholic Church food pantry in Pinckney, Arise Church in Pinckney, Sonrise Church in Howell, Community Mental Health, Christmas Blessings and Veterans Connect of Brighton.

 The Fowlerville Police Department, Green Oak Township Police Department, Hamburg Township Police Department, Howell Police Department, Michigan State Police Brighton Post, Village of Pinckney Police Department, Unadilla Township Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office offer their thanks to the Livingston County community as well as their retail partners for supporting this event and giving back to those needing it the most.

 “We look forward to another fantastic year in 2022,” Murphy said.

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