Pack-a-Patrol car efforts underway to help Love Chapel

An annual drive to gather food for local food pantries is underway, as the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department kicks off its Pack-a-Patrol Car efforts.

The effort, in its sixth year, seeks to raise non-perishable food items over the next week, which will then be donated to Love Chapel food pantry. Last year’s food drive was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

You can donate items at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department offices in the county jail building on Second Street. If you need help bringing items inside, you can call the sheriff’s department and someone will come to assist you. The sheriff’s department will also pick up items if you have multiple items to donate.

The sheriff has suggested that you consider setting up a collection box at your workplace, school or other locations.

You can also make cash donations directly to Love Chapel.

The donation drive ends on November 22nd.

You can call the sheriff’s administrative office at 812-379-1650 to get help or to get more information.