Sheriff's Office Pays It Forward With Our Daily Bread
April 2, 2014
Sheriff Stacey Kincaid is on a mission to raise awareness about the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office and, in the process, give back to the community in which she lives and works.
"Our county is one of the wealthiest in the nation," said Kincaid, "but not all of our residents enjoy the basic necessities of shelter, food and clothing. For Sheriff's Office staff, 'March Madness' was not all about basketball. For the entire month, we collected household supplies for Our Daily Bread in Fairfax so that others less fortunate could share in our bounty."
Lisa Whetzel, Executive Director of Our Daily Bread, is delighted with the partnership. "We are so grateful to the employees of the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office for generously donating these supplies to help the Fairfax County area families who receive assistance through our Food Bridge Program. Toiletries, cleaning supplies and diapers are a huge expense for those among us who are struggling to make ends meet. Our families are so happy when they receive these items, because it frees up funds to use for fresh food, rent and other necessary expenses."
The Sheriff's Office is responsible for managing the Adult Detention Center, providing security in the Courthouse and serving civil law process. Outside of these core functions, the agency engages in community outreach through child safety seat inspections, child ID events, Project Lifesaver and Shop with a Sheriff. The Sheriff's Office is part of Fairfax County's public safety team that also includes Police, Fire and Rescue, and Public Safety Communications.
Learn how you can contribute to Our Daily Bread in Fairfax by searching online for ODBFairfax, calling 703-273-8829 or emailing info@ODBFairfax.org.
PHOTO: Pictured with Sheriff Kincaid are (l-r) Maria-Jose Cantoni, Mila Cobos and Sally Meyer, from Our Daily Bread, and Sheriff's Deputy Omecihuatl Flores.