Yesterday, Kouts’ Police Chief Smith and Officer Lindsey Ditchcreek went shopping at Meijer with United Way of Porter County staff to feed needy families in Kouts. The Kouts Police Department was awarded $1,500 by Meijer in Valparaiso to provide Thanksgiving meals and United Way of Porter County helped to facilitate the partnership.
High-res photo attached and photo caption with quote below. Thank you so much for your service. Happy Thanksgiving!
Photo Caption: Meijer Store Manager Sandra Patrick (on left) helps Kouts’ Chief Smith and Officer Lindsey Ditchcreek load Thanksgiving fixings to benefit needy families.
“This is our first year to be able to do a program like this, and I am amazed at how much food we were able to buy with our gift cards for these families. We are providing 15 full meals complete with all of the sides, extra desserts for the kids, and lots of extra trimmings. The staff at Meijer was incredibly helpful and shopped with us to be sure we were able to get everything on our list.”
-- Chief James Smith, Kouts Police Department