The Columbus Division of Police have teamed up with charities to provide Christmas blessing bags and meals to local families in need.
In a partnership facilitated by Starfish Assignment, volunteers from Sahara-Columbus collected and bagged groceries to be delivered by officers. The bags were decorated by children of Sahara volunteers. On Dec. 20, Sahara-Columbus delivered the bags to officers, who then passed out the food to families across the city.
Sahara-Columbus donated the following for officers to distribute:
• 50 Christmas meal bags
• 50 blessing bags for individuals experiencing homelessness
• 200 treat bags for kids
Thanks to CME Federal Credit Union, Byers Auto and Starfish Assignment donors, each bag also contained a $50 grocery gift card.