Pack-a-Patrol Car delivers 2,934 pounds of food, other items

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department delivered 2,934 pounds of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to Love Chapel’s Food Pantry Wednesday as part of the third annual Pack-a-Patrol-Car food drive.

Two large boxes of food and hygiene items are being donated to The Salvation Army, 2525 Illinois St., deputies said.

The individual donating the most items to the Pack-a-Patrol-Car food drive is Kyria Rodriguez, 9, who will spend a day shadowing Sheriff Matt Myers and learning more about the department and the jail and meeting staff members. Rodriguez donated a total of 1,110 items to the drive.

“Anything we can do to help those who are less fortunate in Bartholomew County, and, at the same time, get people more familiar with law enforcement, especially young people like Kyria, so they view us as their friend, is helpful,” Myers said.

Donated items were dropped off at the Bartholomew County Jail, and collected during the Ethnic Expo parade and at Kroger Marketplace on Nov. 4.

Sheriff department staff members Tammy Johnson and Jessica Niese organized this year’s Pack-a-Patrol-Car drive.