Efforts to pack a patrol car with food continue through Nov. 15th

After kicking off during Saturday’s Ethnic Expo Parade, there are still opportunities to help the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department pack a patrol car to help the needy.

The effort, in its fifth year, seeks to raise non-perishable food items over the next month, which will then be donated to Love Chapel and Salvation Army food pantries.

Collection boxes are set up in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Department offices on Second Street in Columbus. Containers will also be set up in the Bartholomew County Courthouse and the County Governmental Office Building on at Third and Franklin streets.

On this Saturday and Saturday, Oct. 26th, Sheriff Matt Myers will be collecting donations at Kroger. He also suggests that you consider setting up a collection box at your workplace, school or other locations.

Columbus East senior, Devon Reese, is assisting “Pack-a-Patrol Car” for his Senior Project.

The food drive wraps up and deliveries will be made on Nov. 15th.