Cram the Cruiser to Prevent Hunger Food Drive

About the Program

Join the Parker Police Department as we Cram our Cruisers for the Parker Task Force! All donations will be used to fill the more than 120 backpacks that are provided to qualifying Parker area kids each Friday throughout the school year. 

These backpacks are filled with enough food to get kids through the weekend when they don’t have access to nutritious meals from their school. Your individual sized donations will provide kids with the nourishment they need so they are able to focus on learning and growing instead of being hungry.

You can help by donating individual-sized food items like the ones listed below that can be included in the more than 120 backpacks each week. Please be sure to check all expiration dates before donating items. We want to insure all the food provided is safe to be shared with Parker area kids. 

The Parker Police Department will be hosting a live collection day on November 24th from 8am-12pm at the Police Station. Come by to drop off your donations and say hi to some of our wonderful Officers and volunteers. If you’re not able to make it to the Police Department drop off, we’ll also have a booth at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting on November 24th from 5:30-7pm at O’Brien Park. Everyone who brings an item for the Cram the Cruiser drive will earn a punch for the scavenger hunt to win a great prize. Additionally, Town of Parker buildings including Town Hall, the PACE Center, the Recreation Center and the Fieldhouse will all have collection bins located near their entrances from November 1st through November 22nd.  Finally, we will be collecting items at the Parker Chamber Sip-N-Shop event on November 9th from noon-8pm.

For more information on the Parker Task Force, visit their website.

Food Collection Locations
If you would like to bring your donations in early, you can drop them off at the following Town of Parker facilities:
  • Police Department - 18600 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy.
  • Parker Fieldhouse - 18700 East Plaza Dr.
  • PACE Center - 20000 Pikes Peak Ave.
  • Parker Town Hall - 20120 East Mainstreet

Cram the Cruiser Events



Drive Thru Collection Day


November 24
8:00 a.m.-Noon
PPD 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Pkwy.

Mayor's Tree Lighting


November 24
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
O'Brien Park 10795 Victorian Drive

Parker Chamber Sip-N-Shop


November 9
Noon-8:00 p.m.
P.A.C.E. Center 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue
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Items Requested
The Parker Task Force has provided a list of needed items which is listed below and they are asking citizens to provide individual sized servings: 
  • Applesauce cups
  • Canned beef-a-roni
  • Canned beef stew
  • Canned ravioli
  • Cheese crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Fruit snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Hot instant oatmeal
  • Individual mac and cheese
  • Individual ramen noodles
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Pudding cups
  • Variety pack cereal