Sheriff's department collects donations for food bank

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Craighead County Sheriff's Department hosted its 3rd annual Badges for Backpacks event on Saturday.

The group collected donations for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas at Kroger in Jonesboro.

Those involved with the event said it wouldn't be possible without community support.

"It's been a great response," said Deputy James Watson.  "I mean the community always comes out and shows great support. We've got a ton of donations, I mean it's been really good."

Watson said the donations will go towards the food bank's backpack and senior pack programs.

"In our day to day operations we see the need in our community," he said.  "So, it's nice to be able to do this because you know, I mean one afternoon of taking donations, it could feed people you know throughout the summer."

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