Dallas County Sheriff’s Office holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) held its first-ever Thanksgiving Food Drive on Tuesday.

The DCSO teamed with Northside Baptist Church, Dave’s Market and Cash and Carry for the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Sixteen boxes were delivered to families by DCSO officers, who picked up boxes at Northside Baptist Church. Donations were collected until Monday at the Dallas County Courthouse Annex.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum said the Food Drive is part of his duties after succeeding Harris Huffman.

“When I got elected Sheriff, I wanted to be involved with the community,” Granthum said. “We wanted to show kids there’s another side of the law. It’s our way of giving back. We hope to continue this tradition.”

Northside Baptist Church Pastor Ken Blake said he’s grateful that the church contributed to the DCSO’s food drive.

“It’s an opportunity to put something tangible for people and show the love of Jesus Christ,” Blake said.

Kathy Smith, a member of Northside Baptist Church and Women Mission Union (WMU), said she and Granthum discussed having a food drive during the summer.

“It started out as a church mission,” Smith said. “We want to get everyone involved. We want to start building Selma up. Selma is a wonderful place to live.”