The deputies of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit, Pinellas Suncoast Firefighters and volunteers from Calvary Episcopal Church are looking to make the holidays a little brighter for those with a little less.
The deputies, firefighters and volunteers wil be getting together Friday to load Sheriff's Office vehicles with boxed ham dinners. The participating organizations including the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club donated the money for the purchase of the ham dinners with all the trimmings.
Publix provide the meals at a reduced rate. Each meal included a fully cooked 6 -7 pound ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, apple juice, iced tea, white sliced bread, peanut butter, Little Debbie Christmas cakes, candy canes, and heating instructions.
The holiday ham event is in its ninth year. Feeding families in need isn't just a holiday project. Throughout the year the church continues its work through the Beach Community Food Pantry. The pantry is open every week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Calvary Episcopal Church from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 1615 First St. in Indian Rocks Beach.