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Posted on: October 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Food Drive

Food Drive 2020 Flyer

In support of National Community Policing Week and the inaugural National Faith and Blue Weekend (NFBW), the Green River Police Department,  Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office, and Rock Springs Police Department are pleased to announce that they are joining together with local faith communities to organize a community food drive to benefit the Green River and Rock Springs food banks beginning this Friday, October 9, continuing through the end of the month.
The NFBW is a collaborative initiative designed to build bridges and break down biases through activities and outreach amongst law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve. The NFBW is an expansion of the One Congregation One Precinct initiative (OneCOP), which is a bridge-building, solutions-focused human and civil rights organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The NFBW is facilitated by local law enforcement, faith-based organizations, and communities across the country, and is based on the premise that strong communities are built on mutual respect, trust, and understanding.
Sheriff John Grossnickle said, "We must remain steadfast and proactive in building individual and organizational relationships within our communities, and partnering with the faith community, to include houses of worship of every faith and tradition, is an especially important aspect of fostering that engagement."
"As law enforcement continues to come to terms with the public health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and policing reform, we need community support and partnerships now more than ever," said Rock Springs Police Department Chief Dwane Pacheco.
Green River Police Department Chief Tom Jarvie added, "With social, political, and economic uncertainty still looming in this time of crisis, many of our friends and neighbors continue to struggle with food security. We are here to serve, and we want to help. No one in our community should go without life's basic necessities such as essential food items. As much of our nation grapples with frayed relationships between law enforcement and some of our communities, what better way to help than to join together with the diverse leadership of our local faith-based organizations."
Beginning this Friday, October 9, donations of non-perishable food items will be collected through the end of October and then delivered to the Green River and Rock Springs food banks.
Donations will be accepted at GRPD, RSPD, the Sheriff's Office, the Green River Assembly of God, Hilltop Baptist Church, Green River Bible Baptist Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Drop Off Locations:
Green River Police Department
375 W Flaming Gorge Way
Green River, Wy 82935
9:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F
Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
50140B US Hwy 191 South, Suite 100
Rock Springs, WY 82901
9:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F
Rock Springs Police Department
221 C St, Rock Springs, WY 82901
8:00 am-5:00 pm, M-F
Green River Assembly of God
1380 Hitching Post Dr, Green River, WY 82935
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hilltop Baptist Church
405 Faith Dr, Green River, WY 82935
Friday 8am-11:30am and Monday 8am-11:30am.
Green River Bible Baptist Church
800 Homestead Dr, Green River, WY 82935 8:00am - 4:00pm
Immaculate Conception Church
900 Hitching Post Dr, Green River, WY 82935
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the east doors
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1250 West Teton, 120 Shoshone Ave, 1000. West. 4th North - Green River
If there any other faith groups or houses of worship that are interested in participating, please contact the GRPD, SCSO, or the RSPD.
Jamie Green - GRPD
Public Information Officer
Deputy Jason Mower - SCSO
Public Affairs Officer
Jennifer Maze - RSPD
Public Information Officer
307.352.1576 x513

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