Sheriff’s Office continues holiday tradition

DCSO correctional services officer Kevin Thompson delivers a holiday food box to a Davidson County resident on December 13.

Nashville marks 101st annual Holiday Food Box Delivery

The sight of a sheriff’s deputy at the door was a welcomed one Dec. 13 as the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) partnered with Needlink Nashville, formerly known as Big Brothers of Nashville, to deliver approximately 1,500 holiday food boxes to Davidson County residents in need.

DCSO employees, including warrant officers, correctional services officers, and inmates work crews delivered the boxes. Each box included 30 pounds of nutritious staple foods for local residents.

“We recognize the importance of supporting our community, and this is an especially meaningful time of the year for us to give back,” said Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall. “Our employees are involved in the food box delivery, Sober Ride, Toys for Tots, as well as Christmas parades and other volunteer activities during the holidays. These outreach events, along with more than 100 others throughout the year, give our employees a chance to give back to the Nashville community and, hopefully, provide a better holiday for those in need.”

Inmates also had a chance to give back, working alongside community volunteers filling and delivering boxes.

Needlink Nashville is just one of many non-profit organizations that the DCSO’s correctional services division works with each year, providing inmate labor to help the community.

The DCSO hoped to help feed as many as 3,500 Nashvillians with this year’s delivery, marking the 101st anniversary of the program. For more information, visit www.nashville-sheriff.net or www.needlink.org.