The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help in feeding local families in need.
Beginning Saturday, at the Ethnic Expo parade, and running through November 18th, Sheriff Matt Myers is asking for your help in “Packing a Patrol Car” with non-perishable food items. Myers is asking everyone who attends the Ethnic Expo Parade to bring a canned food item and place it on the Sheriff’s Office float as it passes by. Sheriff Myers says that he, his leadership team and other Sheriff’s Office employees will be on hand to accept the donations.
Containers will also be located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, 543 Second Street, for the public to drop off canned food and other non-perishable items at any time, says Myers. In addition, he says that deputies may also collect canned food and other non-perishable items during routine neighborhood patrols.
Once all items have been collected, the Sheriff says that deputies will “pack” a Sheriff’s patrol car with the donated food items and deliver them to Love Chapel’s Food Pantry in Columbus. He notes that last year’s food drive provided more than 8,000 food items to Love Chapel’s food pantry.