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DRPS to launch food and toy drive

November 9, 2021  By Blue Line Staff

Nov. 9, 2021, Whitby, Ont. – The Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) will officially launch the 33th Annual Food and Toy Drive at Regional Headquarters in Whitby.

The pandemic has brought many challenges during the past 18 months, including a greater need for assistance in the communities. Members of DRPS would like to challenge Durham Region citizens and businesses to make this year’s Food and Toy Drive the biggest ever!

The Food and Toy Drive provides Durham Region families in need in with food and toys for the holiday season. Throughout the months of November and December local businesses, organizations and individuals donate food and toys, which are then picked up by volunteers, sorted and distributed to members of the community.

Donations can be dropped off at any DRPS Division, Regional Headquarters in Whitby, Clarington Fire Headquarters or any fire station in Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax.


Businesses or individuals wishing to make large donations can contact the organizers, including the coordinator Cst. Darryl Rice, at

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Where: Regional Headquarters, outside of the west doors

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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