Monday, December 1, 2014

CCSO Teams Up With Community Partners In 6th Annual Feed Collier

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and its community partners recently provided Thanksgiving dinners to 200 families across Collier County.

Three families were selected by Youth Relations deputies in each Collier County Public School to be the recipients of the sixth annual Feed Collier initiative.

Thanks to the generous contributions of CCSO’s community partners, each box this year contained a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, desserts and other food items.

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 packaged these boxes at Sam’s Club, 2550 Immokalee Road, North Naples, on Friday, Nov. 21. Deputies delivered the meals to the selected families the following morning.

CCSO gives special thanks to the following community partners for their contributions to this effort: Sam’s Club; Super Target, 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd., Golden Gate; all East Naples area Wal-Marts; and The Fresh Market, 12628 Tamiami Trail E., East Naples. The CCSO also hosted two cookouts in front of Sam’s Club and also received a generous contribution from The Law Offices of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Carmichael & Lottes.

The agency also gives special recognition to its East Naples community-oriented policing deputies for coordinating the event and to its Youth Relations and Crime Prevention bureaus for their roles in the initiative as well as everyone who volunteered their time to help pack and deliver boxes.

Photos by Kristi Lester/CCSO(4)