DATE: Wednesday, January 06, 2016
SUBJECT: VCSO Delivers Canned Goods to Food Pantry
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-002
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Tuesday, January 06, 2016 members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office delivered over 2,500 canned food items to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry.
Sheriff Dave Wedding explained, “As members of law enforcement we know first hand that need has no season. This past December I spoke to the staff of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry who explained that after Christmas is a critical time for them. Most people are finished with their donations for the season, but the need continues into the new year.”
Sheriff Wedding organized a canned food drive at the Sheriff’s Office in order to benefit the food pantry. Sheriff Wedding explained, “Every area of our office was involved, from the jail division to our patrol section. The confinement officers at the jail even had a contest to see which shift could bring in the most cans.” Sheriff Wedding added, “I am very proud of our staff for stepping up to help those in need.”
The Sheriff’s Office filled two pick-up trucks with canned goods and delivered them to St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at 809 N Lafayette Avenue. News 14 was on-scene and spoke to Sheriff Wedding. A video of that interview is posted here.
Pictured above: Confinement Officers prepare to load canned goods at the jail.