Sugarcreek police food drive nets 2 cruisers worth of items

Sugarcreek Borough police officers patrolman Matt Johnson (left), senior patrolman Joe Highfield and lieutenant Ryan Ashbaugh stand beside two police cruisers filled with non-perishable food items as well as personal care items. The police department held a food drive Saturday at the Cranberry Walmart. (Sumbitted photo)Sugarcreek Borough police officers patrolman Matt Johnson (left), senior patrolman Joe Highfield and lieutenant Ryan Ashbaugh stand beside two police cruisers filled with non-perishable food items as well as personal care items. The police department held a food drive Saturday at the Cranberry Walmart. (Sumbitted photo)
From staff reports

The Sugarcreek Borough Police Department held a food drive Saturday at the Cranberry Walmart.

The department’s goal was to fill one of the police cruisers with non-perishable food items as well as personal care items.

“We ended up filling two cruisers,” said Sugarcreek police Lt. Ryan Ashbaugh.

In all, the department estimates that there was more than $1,250 worth of items that were donated to the drive.

All items are to be donated to Community Services of Venango County, which is celebrating 50 years of service.

“With the cold rainy weather I didn’t think the drive would be very successful.

I am proud to be part of such a great community,” Ashbaugh said.

“It was the residents of Venango County that made this such a great success …,” he added.