Seven truckloads of items along with monetary donations were accepted.

The Laurel Police Department's annual Fill-a-Truck event was a huge success according to Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox.

"The Laurel Police Department would like to thank the public who responded in a big way on the 19th and 20th of this month. The event, that aided the mission of the Good Samaritan Center, collected seven truckloads of food along with $2,074," said the chief in a press release.

"The tremendous support made this our most successful event yet with more food and double the cash donations as this time last year," continued Cox. A big thanks to Sanderson Farms for donating boxes for food transportation."

"The LPD would also like to thank Walmart and our media partners: The Laurel Impact, The Laurel Leader Call, Rock 104 radio, B-95 radio, WDAM TV and others whose participation made the event a huge success," stated Cox.

To find out how you can donate to The Good Samaritan Center, visit their website at The Good Samaritan Center’s mission is to assist families and individuals in emergency situations. They work closely with other organizations to form a “network of helping hands.” Their motto is, “if we can’t help, we should know (or be able to find out) who can.”