Sheriff’s office battles hunger with food drive 

Published 6:06 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office is doing its part to prevent those it serves from going hungry.

In its second food drive of the year Friday, Sept. 8 at the North Main Street Walmart Supercenter, the department collected non-perishable foods to donate to a local church pantry. 

Sheriff’s office Community Outreach Coordinator Katie Jones shared details on the destination items collected and its next food drive.


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“Today’s collection will be going to Wilroy Baptist Church food pantry, and whatever we collect today will go directly to them,” Jones said. “This is actually our second one for the year and we will be doing a collection of pet food for the pet pantry in November.”

Jones notes despite the rising costs everywhere, people still find time to pull together and help the sheriff’s office with donations.

“It’s trying times for everybody, everything just costs so much and expenses have gone up,” Jones said. “We’re surprised ourselves at what we collect because we go into it never knowing what we will receive. But everybody is just so giving and it helps so many people right now that actually do need it. So we’re very grateful for that.”