More holiday donations needed for Sheriff’s Office food drive

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By HEATHER RUPPE

The list of people needing holiday food deliveries in Colleton County is growing, prompting local law enforcement officers to ask the community for more donations.

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual Helping All Neighborhoods (HAN) food drive. Donations are underway. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office will be delivering the food to those in need on Nov. 22nd.

Through the “Helping All Neighborhoods” food drive, or HANs, the Sheriff’s Office partners with the county’s Department of Social Services (DSS) office to get information about families who need help this holiday season. The Sheriff’s Office also works with local first-responders, who come in contact with these families while “serving our community,” said Lowes.

“We are doing this to combat hunger and to continue bringing comfort to the less fortunate in our area,” said Sheriff Buddy Hill.

According to sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Shalane Lowes, more than 30 people are on the list to receive food – and that list is growing.

The Sheriff’s Office started this food drive charity 13 years ago.

“The Sheriff’s Office collaborates with valued community members and businesses to receive donated goods and funding to support the cause,” said Lowes in a previous interview.  Anyone wanting to donate to the food drive can take boxes of canned food or non-perishable food items to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, located at 394 Maple T. Willis Boulevard in Walterboro.

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