Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Meal For The Holidays

CCSO deputies will help to feed 100 Collier County families Saturday, Dec.19.

Cpl. Sandra Mendez started “Project Feed Collier” after CCSO received a $3,000 grant from Sam’s Club to put together meals for families who may be struggling this holiday season. One hundred boxes will be packed, each filled with a turkey, stuffing mix, potatoes, green been casserole ingredients, and pumpkin pie.

Around 20 patrol cars will meet at Sam’s Club, 2550 Immokalee Road, North Naples, around 8:30 a.m. to pick up the boxes and distribute them to families throughout the county. Needy families were nominated after deputies reached out to local food banks, schools and churches.

Volunteers are needed to help deputies pack the boxes on Thursday, Dec.17, at Sam’s Club at 6:30 p.m.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Cpl. Mendez at 239-793-9208.