Deputies seek to pack patrol car with food for those in need

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is kicking off its annual “Pack a Patrol Car” holiday season food drive with events this weekend.

Canned foods and non-perishable food items are being accepted to benefit Love Chapel and the Salvation Army.

The Sheriff’s Department will have their patrol car at locations this weekend, including the Jay C on Jonathan Moore Pike from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the Walmart on Merchant Mile from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and the Whitfield Drive Walmart from 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Donation boxes are available in the front lobby of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, on Second Street, in Columbus, the Bartholomew County Courthouse and the Governmental Office Building on Third Street.

Photo: In 2022, Bartholomew County deputies delivered more than 6,000 pounds of food to Love Chapel and Salvation Army through the Pack a Patrol car effort. Submitted photo