On Tuesday, November 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington, Serve and Connect will partner with First Community Bank, Lexington Police Department, Lexington Sheriff's Department, Cayce Police Department, West Columbia Police Department, Uplift Lexington County, and Si Se Puede to host Bountiful Harvest. This multi-agency event aims at bringing neighbors together while we pack free, non-perishable boxes of food called Greg’s Groceries. Items will be Thanksgiving-themed so every family can celebrate the holidays. There will be a free meal for all, as well as music and a resource fair for people of all ages to enjoy.
"Partnerships and outreach to our community are part of our ongoing strategic plan, and Bountiful Harvest continues to be an event where we see how our department, our community partners, and Serve & Connect can positively impact those in need on so many different levels", Chief Terrence Green from Lexington Police Department said. "Greg's Groceries boxes provide Thanksgiving meals to families who might not have a holiday dinner otherwise, our many partners have an opportunity to introduce their services to those in need, and sitting down for lunch together creates a chance for conversations that officers may never have otherwise. There's so much value in that on so many different levels."
Please assist us in spreading the word about this great event. We also welcome media to join us the day of the event for great visuals related to packing and distributing food boxes and opportunities to capture community members, police, and resource providers connect with one another.
Free community event hosted by multiple agencies including packing holiday food boxes, free meals to share, music, and a resource fair. This multi-agency approach aims to bring partners and members of the community together to spread some extra love before Thanksgiving.
Tuesday November 22
- Packing of holiday food boxes begins at 10:00 a.m.
- Community event including holiday food box giveaway open from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lexington Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Cayce Police Department, West Columbia Police Department, Serve & Connect, First Community Bank SC, PASOs, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, SC Developmental Disabilities Council, The Hive Community Circle, Lighthouse for Life, SC Victim Assistance Network, Ezekiel Ministries, Post Trauma Resources, Pathways to Healing, The Courage Cente4r, Lexington One Adult Education, South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Icehouse Amphitheater located at 107 West Main Street in downtown Lexington.
About Serve & Connect
Serve & Connect is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to ignite positive change through police-community partnerships. Kassy Alia Ray founded the organization in memory of her late husband, Officer Gregory Alia, who was killed in the line of duty in 2015. Backed by evidence-based practices designed to fuel collaboration, Serve & Connect provides the tools, training and technical assistance necessary for police departments, local organizations, leaders and residents to work together to improve community outcomes.