SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Caddo Sheriff's Office is currently holding a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana through Nov. 18. Now residents who give also stand to benefit thanks to a local partner in the collection efforts.
U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana is offering one month's free use of a storage unit to any new U-Haul self-storage customer who donates at least three non-perishable food items at any of its Shreveport facilities serving as collection points.
The promotion is a show of support for the Caddo Sheriff's Office and its vital mission to feed our community members in need, according to Warren Iles, U-Haul Co. of Northern Louisiana president.
Residents can sign up for a month of free storage through the duration of the food drive. Simply visit the most convenient of the three U-Haul drop-off sites with your donation and ask about the offer:
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Riverfront
222 Lake St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Hollywood
Shreveport, LA 71108
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Shreveport Airport
5919 Financial Plaza
Shreveport, LA 71129
This is the second year the Caddo Sheriff's Office has hosted the food drive. Last year, CPSO employees donated almost 1,000 pounds of food.
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, in a recent press release, stated the food drive is especially important this year to help those impacted by COVID-19. "Many of our friends and neighbors have lost significant income or access to meals because of COVID-19," he said. "The Food Bank and our community need our help, so I encourage you to donate what you can. One canned good or 20, we would appreciate your help."
Donations of non-perishable items are also being accepted at the following Caddo Sheriff's Office locations: Caddo Correctional Center, 1101 Forum Drive; Programs/Investigations, 1501 Corporate Drive; Caddo Courthouse/Tax Department, 501 Texas Street; the Sheriff's Administrative Offices in Government Plaza, 505 Travis Street; and any of the CPSO substations located at 4910 North Market in Shreveport, 9956 Mansfield Road in Keithville, and 11411 Hwy. 1 North in Oil City.
The most requested food drive items are canned meat (tuna fish, salmon, or chicken); peanut butter; dried beans in a one- or two-pound bag; rice in a one- or two-pound bag; pasta/macaroni and cheese; canned vegetables; canned fruit; any boxed cereal, oatmeal or grits; flour and sugar (five-pound bag or less). No glass containers.
For additional food drive information, contact the Sheriff's Office Media Relations team at (318) 681-0666.
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