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Police will swap Krispy Kremes for donations in food bank benefit

Photo Credit: MARK MILLER - One dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts can be purchased for $10 or with 12 items of canned or otherwise nonperishable food at 'Donut Day,' a fundraiser in which the St. Helens Police Department will participate Saturday, Dec. 13.The St. Helens Police Department is participating in “Donut Day” next weekend.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, police officers will be handing out Krispy Kreme doughnuts from the St. Helens Police Station in exchange for canned and nonperishable food items for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank.

“The holiday season brings out the spirit of giving and we are very proud to be a part of that," said Terry Moss, chief of police at the St. Helens Police Department, in a written statement.

The station is located at 150 S. 13th Street, St. Helens.

One can or other item of food can be traded for one doughnut. Doughnuts will also be sold for $10 per dozen. There is a two dozen-per-person limit on doughnuts.

Donut Day starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. People are advised to come early, as the doughnuts go quickly.

The Rainier Police Department is also holding a Donut Day event. However, the Scappoose Police Department will not be participating. Scappoose Police Chief Norm Miller said planning for the event could not be completed in time.

Michael McGlothlin, chief of the Columbia City Police Department, said his department does not hold a Donut Day. Its annual holiday charity event is "Shop with a Cop," in which officers buy gifts for children in need.

In St. Helens, Donut Day will also feature a Santa Claus appearance and photo opportunity, live music from St. Helens High School choir and band members, and hot chocolate served by Dutch Bros.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story contained outdated information about the police collecting donations for Donut Day. The story has been updated.

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