San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office launches food drive

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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is appealing to the public to support its food drive benefiting community members in need.

Credit card donations will go toward the purchase of pallets of food and can be made here. Also from Sept. 14 through Sept. 19, donations of canned food will be welcome at various county locations, including:

  • Maguire Correctional Facility – 300 Bradford St., Redwood City
  • Maple Street Correctional Center -1300 Maple St., Redwood City
  • Transit Bureau – 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
  • Community Policing Unit – 3151 Edison Way, Redwood City
  • North Fair Oaks Substation – 3121 Middlefield Way, Redwood City
  • San Carlos Police Bureau – 600 Elm St., San Carlos
  • Half Moon Bay Substation -537 Kelly Ave. Half Moon Bay
  • Moss Beach Substation – 500 California Ave., Moss Beach
  • Millbrae Police Bureau – 581 Magnolia Ave., Millbrae

Suggested Items are canned fish and meats; peanut butter and other nut butters; healthy soups and stews; whole grain breakfast cereals; canned or dried beans; pasta & sauce; mac & cheese; rice; and canned fruits & vegetables.

“We all know someone whose life has been turned upside down after being affected by COVID-19, the fires, or the economic downturn,” Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said in a statement. “There are thousands of people here in our county who are suffering for lack of adequate food.”

The San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, San Mateo County Organization of Sheriff’s Sergeants, and the command staff spearheaded the food drive.