REDDING, Calif. — KRCR News Channel 7 is looking for your help in order to deliver food to hundreds of families in need in the Northstate. Helping with food collections is the California Highway Patrol in Redding.
Our goal is to fill two RABA city buses with non-perishable food items. Officer Jason Morton with the CHP said when their officers are not writing tickets, they are responding to vehicle crashes, initiating car seat inspections and other helpful things throughout their community.
"Most of us were born and raised [in Redding]. If not born and raised, then most of our life has been spent here, so we're happy to find different ways to give back to our community other than just wearing the uniform and being out there on the side of the road," Officer Morton explained.
Stuff the Bus is just getting started, so many non-perishable food items are still needed. Officer Morton said CHP will be donating as well but he challenges the community to participate.
"My challenge is to make sure everyone comes in to drop their cans off, to fill this up and to see if I can't lift it when we're done."
CHP Redding is located at 2503 Cascade Boulevard. A Stuff the Bus bin is also available at the CHP Northern Headquarters location at 2485 Sonoma Street in Redding.
Non-perishable items will be collected at Crown Motors in Redding and the Downtown Chico Plaza on Friday, May 11.
For a list of more drop off locations, click here.