Sugarcreek police food drive nets 2 cruisers worth of items

Stephanie Coston, of Community Services of Venango County, stands with Sugarcreek Borough senior patrolman Joseph Highfield, acting police chief Lt. Ryan Ashbaugh and patrolman Matthew Johnson during the second annual Fill-A-Car Food Drive on Saturday at the Cranberry Walmart. (Photo submitted by Sugarcreek Borough Police Department)
From staff reports

Acting police chief Lt. Ryan Ashbaugh of the Sugarcreek Borough Police Department commended the community after the department’s second annual Fill-A-Car food drive Saturday at the Cranberry Walmart.

“It is really great to see people come together to help our neighbors that are down on their luck,” Ashbaugh said.

Ashbaugh, senior patrolman Joseph Highfield and patrolman Matthew Johnson all donated their time, filling two police cruisers little by little through thunder, lightning, high winds, rain and hail. The department estimates that about $1,300 worth of food items were donated. All items are to be donated to Community Services of Venango County.

Stephanie Coston, of CSVC, was able to use monetary donations made throughout the day to go on a shopping spree for the food pantry.

“I just want to thank everyone that stopped by and made donations,” Ashbaugh said. “We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”