JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Department is giving out 500 boxes of food to those in need ahead of the Easter Holiday.
Jamestown Police’s Community Resource Officer Matt Rhinehart says the free food, part of the USDA Farmers to Families Program, will be distributed starting around 10:30 Saturday at the Christ First United Methodist Church on Lakeview Avenue.
For the past few months officers have partnered with the Outpour Project to make food available to those in need.
No registration is needed, Rhinehart only asks residents to follow the traffic map posted on the Department’s Facebook page.
“I hope the food helps those that are in need, we have a lot of it to give out,” said Rhinehart. “We encourage people to come, if they have a neighbor or someone in their community that maybe can’t make it, we urge people to help them out and pickup a box for them.”
“There is enough in each box for a small family, it’s very beneficial for those struggling with the current times or those who have extra people coming over for the holiday,” continued Rhinehart.
Each weekend through the end of April Jamestown Police will continue to distribute food to the community.
Officers are trying to host sites at various locations around the city to reach as many neighborhoods as possible.