The Oceanside RCMP teams up with a local family every year to deliver baskets of food and essentials to families in need of extra help. This year they focused on single parent families. Six families had baskets delivered to them by the RCMP and victim services this week.
“In 2016, a very thoughtful Oceanside family approached the Oceanside RCMP and asked if they knew any families that could use a holiday helping hand,” said Cpl. Jesse Foreman in a press release. “Oceanside RCMP Victim Services and the Youth Liaison officer came up with families in need and agreed to make deliveries on behalf of the caring family.”
The family comes to the RCMP every year to get names of families in need. This year, members of the Oceanside RCMP and Arrowsmith Community Justice Society also contributed funds for the baskets.
In addition to all the food and toys, the baskets included gift cards for a family pizza night and coupons from a grocery store for Christmas dinner essentials.
“The baskets created by this caring family (who wish to remain anonymous) are always incredible and bring so much joy to families in need,” Foreman said. “It is absolutely our pleasure to participate with this very festive and thoughtful tradition.”