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Elizabeth Foxworth Helping Hands Food Drive underway

For the second year, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the Elizabeth Foxworth Helping Hands Food Drive to help feed needy families during this holiday season.

From now until December 18th, the sheriff’s office is accepting both non-perishable food items and financial donations to assist the effort.   These donations can be dropped off at the sheriff’s office headquarters at 1281 North Main Street.   In addition, pre-packaged food bags can be purchased for donation at Save-A-Lot, located at 674 West Liberty Street in Sumter, for only $6.10.

The food packages will be distributed by deputies and volunteers on December 20th.

For more information on how you can support the program, please contact Lieutenant Petrina Wiley at (803) 436-2026.  If your family, or one you know, could benefit from the food drive, also call Lieutenant Wiley at (803) 436-2026 no later than December 12th.  Supplies will become limited, so families looking to register should respond as soon as possible.