Sumter County Sheriff's Office food drive honors Foxworth

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The Senior Corporal Elizabeth Foxworth Helping Hands Food Drive will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 9 a.m.

In honor of the event's namesake and her "unconditional loyalty to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Sumter County," the agency says this is its way of giving back to the community during the holidays.

Donated non-perishable items will be delivered to families in need by sheriff's office personnel and volunteers.

Pre-packaged food bags can be purchased for $5 from Save-A-Lot at 674 W. Liberty St. The sheriff's office will also accept other non-perishable items.

All donations should be delivered to the sheriff's office by noon on Dec. 13.

Supplies may become limited, so it is advised to respond with the name of the family a bag will be donated to with their address, phone number and any special circumstances to include blindness, wheelchair assistance, etc.

For information, contact Lt. Petrina Wiley at (803) 436-2026 no later than Dec. 13.