Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp. joins team "Cram the Cruiser"

Published: Dec. 13, 2018 at 7:29 PM EST
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Local food stores are not the only ones teaming up with Kentucky State Police for the Cram the Cruiser food drive.

This is the 9th year Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) has collected food for the cause. Employees say it is a tradition.

Tony Watts, MCHC's director of security and safety, says typically on Fridays employees give back through monetary donations but Cram the Cruiser encourages them to think of those who are hungry this time of year.

"So on Fridays, we put a challenge to them and say, 'Okay, instead of paying this week, we want you to bring so many non-perishable food items,'" Watts said.

"So all the nurses and doctors and receptionists and everyone in the clinic gets involved with the food drive as well as ... the local stores around us."

Watts says nearly $3,000 worth of food collected will be distributed to the local food bank.