Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CCSO, Community Help Feed Collier

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and its community partners provided 146 families across Collier County with a Thanksgiving dinner. Three families were selected by each Collier County school to be the recipients of this year’s Feed Collier initiative.

Thanks to the generous contributions of CCSO’s community partners, each box this year not only contained the usual Thanksgiving fare of a turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole fixings, stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie. Additional household staples including peanut butter, apple sauce, oatmeal, hot chocolate, cans of tuna, Nutri Grain bars, and juice were also included.

Before the delivery could take place, the boxes containing food for each family’s Thanksgiving meal needed to be assembled. CCSO deputies and members of the public showed up to package these boxes at Sam’s Club, 2550 Immokalee Road, North Naples, on Saturday afternoon.

CCSO deputies delivered the meals to the selected families Sunday morning.

The CCSO would like to give special thanks to the following community partners for their contributions to this effort:
  • Sam’s Club
  • Super Target, 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd., Golden Gate
  • Super Wal-Mart, 9885 Collier Blvd., East Naples
  • Sweet Bay, 4015 Santa Barbara Blvd., East Naples

Cpl. Ana Russell delivers a package to a family in Immokalee.

Photo by Cpl. Michael Taylor/CCSO

Golden Gate Cpl. John Madden helps pack turkeys into boxes.

CCSO volunteers Tom Siegel, Tim Driscoll and Marcos Hernandez hand peanut butter, mushroom soup, tuna fish, and pudding to those volunteers packing the boxes.

Volunteers line up to assemble the boxes.

Photos by Kristi Lester/CCSO(3)