(November 12, 2014)-  The 2014 Cape Coral Police Department "Holiday Heroes" Food Drive Collected over 2400 pounds of canned food to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

On November 10, 2014, the Cape Coral Police Department set up two locations within the City of Cape Coral as collection sites for canned foods- the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Pine Island Road and the Wal-Mart on Del Prado Boulevard.  Thanks to the partnership between the Cape Coral Police Department, our community, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank, we successfully collected over a ton of canned food.

This once a year event has proven to be extremely successful for the Cape Coral Police Department thanks to the motivated officers that participate.  This year, units like the SWAT team, Street Crimes Unit, K-9, Marine Unit, and District Resource Coordinators pitched in to help make this an incredibly successful event

"We are proud report that Del Prado location raised 613 pounds of food and Pine Island Road raised 1,871 pounds of food. With this 2,484 pound donation, we will be able to distribute 2,070 meals for our neighbors in need."- Sam Kelly, Social Media & Online Services Coordinator for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Thank you to everyone who participated in making this event a success.

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