Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Community Policing Unit
Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District
Calvary Episcopal Church
1615 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. 33785
Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club
PO Box 968, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Publix -Indian Rocks Shopping Center
12022 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774
Deputies assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit will take time out to help deliver turkey dinners to families in need.
Deputies will meet at the loading dock behind the Publix at 12022 Indian Rocks Road in Largo and then will be making deliveries to dozens of families in the area.
Deputies will meet and begin loading meals at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Deputies assigned to the Community Policing Unit will be loading Sheriff’s Office vehicles with turkey dinners destined for dozens of families in need. The project is an annual event which partners the Sheriff’s Office, the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club, Calvary Episcopal Church, Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue and Publix for the purpose of reaching out and helping families who might not otherwise be able to afford a traditional meal this Thanksgiving Holiday.
Deputies with the Community Policing Unit have identified the families in need through their daily work in the community.
Publix is providing the meals at a discounted rate. The meal includes a fully cooked turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry-orange relish, marshmallow delight, two-cans of green beans, pumpkin pie, a loaf of white sliced bread, a jar of peanut butter, a box of Little Debbie oatmeal creme cakes, a gallon of iced tea and a half-gallon of cran-apple juice.
The various organizations donated the money raised to help with the purchase of the turkeys and all the trimmings.
In all, 45 families will benefit from the generous contributions this year. The deputies will begin loading their vehicles at 2:45 p.m. behind the Publix. The deputies will then be traveling to homes in the Ridgecrest/Baskins, Highpoint neighborhoods and the Cities of Seminole and Madeira Beach.
This is the eleventh year for the event, and the partnership between the organizations. They also partner to conduct similar events for Christmas and Easter. Of course Christmas is only a month away, and the Calvary Episcopal Church’s Holiday Meal Ministry is actively accepting donations.
Feeding families in need isn’t just a holiday project for the church. Throughout the year the church continues their work through the Beach Community Food Pantry. The pantry is open every week, Monday,Wednesday, and Friday at the Calvary Episcopal Church. The pantry is always accepting monetary donations and all non-perishable food products 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.
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