City of Rockledge Public Safety Will Host Stuff-a-Cruiser to Benefit Sharing Center at Publix on Nov. 18
By Steve Wilson // November 16, 2023
will benefit Sharing Center of Central Brevard
The Rockledge Department of Public Safety will be holding its annual Stuff-a-Cruiser on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Publix, 3820 Murrell Rd., Rockledge, FL, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Police and Fire personnel, along with City officials, will be in front of Publix collecting food donations of any kind. Food collected will be donated to the Sharing Center of Central Brevard. (City of Rockledge image)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Rockledge Department of Public Safety will hold its annual Stuff-a-Cruiser on Saturday, November 18, at Publix, located at 3820 Murrell Road, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Police and fire personnel, along with city officials, will be in front of Publix collecting food donations of any kind. Food collected will be donated to the Sharing Center of Central Brevard.
I recently had the opportunity to talk with the President/CEO of the Sharing Center of Central Brevard, David Brubaker, about the importance of events such as Stuff-a-Cruiser.
Brubaker told me, “We just can’t say thanks enough to the City of Rockledge for continuing this impactful event. Our Emergency Food Program is as busy as it’s ever been in our 45 years of service to our community. Events like these fuels our organization and allow us to meet the needs of those who come knock on our door.
“Last month we distributed 55,000 pounds of food through our program. That right there indicates to us that there are a lot of people struggling with hunger. Stuff-a-Cruiser helps us meet this immediate need. Thanks to all the police, firefighters, & EMT’s, who do all the hard work and of course thanks to Publix for allowing the City to collect the donations. A special thank you to the residents of Rockledge and all of Brevard who support this through donations.”
For additional information on the Sharing Center of Central Brevard, visit: sharingcenter.org
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Wilson was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in both New Orleans and Macon, Georgia. He moved to Brevard County in 1984 and retired from local government as the Community Advocate/Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Rockledge in 2018.
Among the awards and accolades Steve has received over the years are 15 + year Rockledge Little League volunteer, Brevard Public School Jefferson Award Recipient, Rockledge High School Raider Booster Award 2001, 2006, City of Rockledge Employee of the Year 2006, Rockledge Kiwanian of the Year 2006-2007, City of Rockledge Quality Public Service Award 2008, 2012, 2017, Rockledge Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2012-2013, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Sportscasting 2015, Rockledge High School Leadership and Service Award 2016, Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2017, Space Coast Inspiration Award – 2018, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement – 2020 and Ecofest Achievement Award – 2022.
Wilson is especially proud of is chairing two fundraisers in support of pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of Merritt Island resident Julie Spurlock that raised over $25,000.00.
He has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.
The Friday Night Locker Room has awarded hundreds of sports achievement plaques to Brevard County student-athletes over the years. They have also awarded more than $18,000 in academic scholarships to Brevard County high school seniors.