Community — 14 December 2012
SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONTINUES HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR NASHVILLIANS IN NEED

Partnership with Needlink Nashville marks 101st Annual Holiday Food Box Delivery

Nashville, TENN. – The sight of a sheriff’s deputy at the door was a welcome one on Thursday, as the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) partnered with Needlink Nashville, formerly known as Big Brothers of Nashville, to deliver approximately 1,500 holiday food boxes to Davidson County residents in need.  DCSO employees, including warrant officers, correctional services officers, and inmates work crews delivered the boxes. Each box included 30 pounds of nutritious staple foods for local residents.

“We recognize the importance of supporting our community, and this is an especially meaningful time of the year for us to give back,” said Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall.  “Our employees are involved in the food box delivery, Sober Ride, Toys for Tots, as well as Christmas parades and other volunteer activities during the holidays. These outreach events, along with more than 100 others throughout the year, give our employees a chance to give back to the Nashville community and, hopefully, provide a better holiday for those in need.”

DCSO warrant officer Marc Ebbert distributes one of approximately 1,500 food boxes during the 101st  annual food box delivery.

Inmates also had a chance to give back, working alongside community volunteers filling and delivering boxes. Needlink Nashville is just one of many non-profit organizations that the DCSO’s correctional services division works with each year, providing inmate labor to help the community.  The DCSO hoped to help feed as many as 3,500 Nashvillians with this year’s delivery, marking the 101st anniversary of the program.  For more information, please visit www.nashville-sheriff.net or www.needlink.org.

Featured Image Caption: DCSO correctional services officer Kevin Thompson delivers a holiday food box to a Davidson County resident on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

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