FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 26, 2020
Springfield Police to Begin Patrol Pack Food Distribution Program
The Springfield Police Department will soon begin piloting a new initiative called the Patrol Pack Program. On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, representatives from Convoy of Hope will drop off two pallets of canned goods at the Springfield Police Headquarters and South District Station. The canned goods are separated into tote bags, each containing non-perishable food items, including canned fruit, vegetables, canned proteins and more.
As officers go to calls for service throughout the community, they often encounter people in need, and many have purchased food or items for people in the community using their own money. The Patrol Packs will now be a resource for officers to provide immediate assistance.
The idea for the Patrol Pack Program was brought to SPD by Lieutenant David Meyer and was made possible through support from Convoy of Hope.
“We are very excited to get this new initiative started and we’re thankful for our partnership with Convoy of Hope and their investment in this program,” said Lt. Meyer. “Our officers at SPD are committed to serving the community and providing assistance in any way we can. Patrol Packs will give us another avenue to accomplish that goal.”
Convoy of Hope has also made it possible for the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the Patrol Pack Program.
"We are thankful for the partnerships and collaborations in our community that help serve people in need," says Jessica Blake, Convoy of Hope's Public Relations Director. "The Patrol Packs are an opportunity for Convoy of Hope, the Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to provide immediate assistance to individuals who might be struggling."
Media are welcome to attend Tuesday’s drop off at 10 a.m. at SPD Headquarters- 321 E. Chestnut Expressway. Questions can be directed to SPD’s Public Affairs Officer Jasmine Bailey.
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey