The Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida is asking for food donations that will be distributed to needy familes this holiday season. I think we can agree that the past few years haven't been "so hot" for everyone. But for some that is just a minor annoyance, and for others it means a great deal more. Most of us will have Christmas dinners and abundant food on our tables. However, there are still families in this country and our county who will have very, very little. Sad, but true. I saw it all the time when I worked as a teacher in one of the poorer schools in our district.
This year the Sheriff's office wants to reach the goal of giving food baskets, including a frozen turkey, to 500 families in Pasco County, Florida!
They are asking for non-perishable items like boxed dried items (mashed potatoes, for example), canned goods, bags of pasta/beans/rice, jars of other types of foodstuffs, etc. Anything that will not need refrigeration or will easily perish.
In addition, they are accepting donations of cash which will be used to purchase the frozen turkeys.
Food and monetary donations need to be given by Friday, December 18th so that the officers will have sufficient time to put together the baskets that will be given out prior to Christmas.
You can also drop off your donations for the Toys for Tots campaign which the deputies will make sure find their way to the Marines who will distribute them. Just make sure the toys are new and unwrapped!
You can drop all items off at the Sheriff's offices located around the county. Here is a list of locations. Pick the one closest to you:
- 36409 State Road 52, Dade City, Florida 33525
- 20101 Central Boulevard, Land O'Lakes, Florida 34637
- 8700 Citizen Drive, New Port Richey, Florida 34654
For more information you can call the Citizen Support Services Office at: 1-800-854-2862 Ext. 7757
Help make this a special time of year for those who are less fortunate than the rest of us! Thank you!
John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida