April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Sheriff's deputies to pack a patrol car for Love Chapel

By From Judy Jackson-

Press release

Sheriff Matt Myers is asking for your help in "Packing a Patrol Car" with non-perishable food items in BCSO's efforts to help feed less fortunate families in Bartholomew County, beginning Oct. 8, at the Ethnic Expo parade, and running through Nov. 18.

Sheriff Myers is asking everyone who attends the Oct. 8 Ethnic Expo parade to bring a canned food item to the parade and to place it on the Sheriff's Office float as it passes by. Sheriff Myers, 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 during the day/night. Deputies may also collect canned food and other non-perishable items during routine neighborhood patrols.

Once all items have been collected, Deputies will "pack" a Sheriff's patrol car with the donated food items and deliver them to Love Chapel's Food Pantry located at 311 Center Street, Columbus. Love Chapel is an Outreach program of the Ecumenical Assembly of Bartholomew County churches.

Last year's food drive provided more than 8,000 food items to Love Chapel's food pantry.

BCSO employees, Tammy Johnson and Ashley Lowman are co-chairing the 2016 Pack-a-Patrol car food drive.[[In-content Ad]]