Filling the squad car


Marshalltown Police Officer Paul Heitman, left, and Police Chief Mike Tupper load one of the MPD’s squad cars with groceries in 2016 during the “Arresting Hunger” Food Drive. Food items again will be collected as part of the MPD’s “Fill the Squad Car Challenge” on Saturday, June 3 from 12-2 p.m. at HyVee and from 2-4 p.m. at Fareway. Officers will be accepting monetary donations for milk vouchers and food items including: 16 oz. cans of tomatoes, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, potatoes, corn, green beans, peas, carrots, mixed vegetables, and pork and beans; 16 or 29 oz. cans of peaches, pears, mixed fruit, applesauce and pineapple; 10.5 oz. cans of soup (chicken noodle, tomato, vegetable, creamed soups, etc.); large cans of meaty soup; large or small cans of chicken or tuna; packaged rice, macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, instant potatoes, macaroni and cheese, helper dinners; large or small jars of peanut butter; large cans or bottles of fruit juice (except grapefruit); and all sizes of dry cereal. All donations will go to the Emergency Food Box.