The Benevolent Food Basket and Shop with a Cop programs attempt to assist the less fortunate families within our county. Each year we help as many families as we can who could use a helping hand during the holiday season, especially the children. One hundred percent of our donations stay here in Dallas County.
Shop With A Cop
Our Shop with a Cop program takes approximately 50 plus children each year to the Wal-Mart in Dallas County. Each child is teamed up with a Deputy or Police Officer who then helps them pick out Christmas presents for themselves and family members. Each child is provided a specific amount of money to spend on gifts that they choose. At the end of the shopping experience, the gifts are wrapped by volunteers and members of the Benevolent and sent home with the child. Applications for this program are posted on line in October of each year. Applications and deadlines will be posted here when they become available.
Our food basket program delivers boxes filled with meat, canned food, bread, milk, eggs, potatoes, gift certificates donated by local restaurants and businesses, sweets for the children, toys and various other foods and sundries. The food is donated by Heather Bruce in Perry, IA and many other generous business owners in Dallas County. Applications for this program are posted on line in October of each year. Applications and deadlines will be posted here when they become available.