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13-057 Sheriff’s Deputies To Deliver Easter Meals This Thursday

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Community Policing Unit

Calvary Episcopal Church
1615 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. 33785
Rev. Robert Wagenseil

Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club
PO Box 968, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District

12022 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774
Indian Rocks Shopping Center

Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit will help deliver Easter dinners to families in need.

They are meeting at 3:00 p.m. at the loading dock behind the Publix at 12022 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774, in the Indian Rocks Shopping Center.  Then they will be making deliveries to dozens of families in the area.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Sheriff’s Deputies from the Community Policing Unit and Firefighters from the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District, along with volunteers from the Calvary Episcopal Church will be loading Sheriff’s Office vehicles with ham dinners destined for over 70 families in need. With this Easter being one of the largest holiday meal distributions in the last nine years.

The Calvary Episcopal Church of Indian Rocks Beach is heading the event.  The Church brought together government agencies, community clubs, and private companies to raise money to provide holiday meals for families in need this Easter. Pinellas deputies with the Community Policing Unit, along with the Greater Ridgecrest Area Youth Development Initiative (GRAYDI), the Highpoint Family Center and Rainbow Village helped to identify the families through their daily work in the community.

Publix is providing the meals at a reduced rate.  The meal includes a fully cooked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, bag of navy beans, apple juice, white sliced bread, peanut butter, grape jelly, Little Debbie Easter cakes, jelly beans, mac n cheese, Ritz crackers, sliced pineapples, and heating instructions.

The Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club, and Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue donated money they raised to help with the purchase of the ham dinners with all the trimmings.

In all, 70+ families will benefit from the generous contributions from the organizations involved.  The deputies will begin loading their vehicles at 3:00 p.m. behind the Publix at the loading dock located at the Indian Rocks Road Shopping plaza, on the corner of Walsingham Road and Indian Rocks Road. The deputies will then be traveling to dozens of homes in the Ridgecrest, Highpoint and Lealman areas.

This is the ninth year for the event and the partnership between the organizations.  They also partner to conduct similar events for Thanksgiving, and most recently, Christmas.

The Calvary Episcopal Church pantry is always accepting monetary donations and all non-perishable food products, including pet food, to keep the pantry going.  If anyone would like to help with holiday meals, or the food pantry, please contact the Calvary Episcopal Church at 727-595-2374, or see their website at for additional information.

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