Temple Fire, Police donate 16,340 pounds of food for local families

Temple Fire & Rescue and the Temple Police Department combined their efforts to donate two trucks full of food for the annual Food for Families drive benefiting Operation Feeding Temple.

“We’re really excited to announce that we brought in over 16,000 pounds of food, which includes a check for more than $6,000 in cash,” Police Chief Shawn Reynolds said.

The two departments filled the police S.W.A.T. vehicle and the fire department’s 1939 Diamond T fire truck with boxes of food that were delivered Nov. 20 to the Food for Families drive at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple campus.

“We’re happy to serve our citizens on a daily basis, but this helps us give back a little bit more to those who are less fortunate and maybe have to miss a meal if not for this food that is collected and distributed to the community,” Fire Chief Mitch Randles said.

Donations will support St. Vincent De Paul of Greater Temple, Inc, Love of Christ Food Pantry, Taylor's Valley Baptist Church and Churches Touching Lives for Christ.