NPD, White River Christian partner for food program

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The Noblesville Police Dept. and White River Christian Church have announced a  partnership to assist families in need this holiday season.

The food bags will hold enough food for a family of three to five. (Submitted photo)

The food bag program is designed around the idea that many families need the basics but are not always aware of assistance services in the community, coupled with the fact that local law enforcement officers often come in contact with families in need.

The partnership program lets officers distribute a bag of food while also providing additional information about assistance services in the area.

“This is a tremendous example of how the Noblesville community works together to serve and support each and every member of our great community,” NPD Chief Kevin Jowitt said. “We are grateful to the White River Christian Church for allowing us this opportunity to assist families in need.”

Police officers will carry a bag of non-perishable food that will feed a family of three to five people for approximately three to five days. The officers will distribute the bags as needed and provide families with information regarding times and locations of food pantries, numbers for area shelters and contact information for the Salvation Army, which also has services for rent, utilities, education, etc.

The White River Christian Church food pantry assists upwards of 225 families each week. The pantry is available each Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. at 1605 N. 10th St. For more about available services, contact Local Outreach Pastor Fred Knoll at

317-773-2233, ext. 114, or at fknoll@wrcc.org. Anyone wishing to donate to the program can do so at wrcc.org/give.

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