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Forsyth County sheriff deputies and officers go on the roof to collect food donations

WINSTON-SALEM — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Crisis Control Ministry to collect food donations for Crisis Control Ministry’s 100 Bin Challenge. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, the Forsyth County Sheriff Deputies and Officers will go on the roof of Pinnacle Financial Partners, located at 215 Harvey Street in Winston-Salem. They will stay on the roof until three more produce bins are full of food.

The 100 Bin Challenge is the result of Crisis Control Ministry not being able to collect over 70,000 pounds of food at the Carolina Classic Fair once the fair was canceled due to COVID-19. The sheriff’s office and Winston-Salem Police Department have partnered with Crisis Control Ministry to host various food drives in the community. The ministry has also partnered with local churches, businesses, and individuals to help meet the need. Most recently, the ministry collected 7,486 pounds of food at The Drive-Thru Presented by the Carolina Classic Fair.

Margaret Elliott, executive director at Crisis Control Ministry shared, “We have received an outpouring of support from the community to help us meet our food needs. It’s incredible to see so many people come together during times of COVID-19 to ensure we can continue to provide for our neighbors needing food assistance. The generosity we have received is unbelievable!”

To help Crisis Control Ministry meet its food needs and get the deputies and officers down off the roof, you can bring non-perishable donations to Pinnacle Financial Partners, located at 215 Harvey Street in Winston-Salem, on Monday, Oct. 26. In addition, the Winston-Salem Police Department and the sheriff’s office will be there encouraging people to purchase a $100 raffle ticket for the Second Annual Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Tournament’s Grand Prize Raffle on Saturday, Oct. 31. The grand prize raffle is a 2020 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab truck sponsored by Modern Chevrolet. The Battle of the Badges Tournament is an annual fundraising event benefiting Crisis Control Ministry. For more information about the tournament, go to crisiscontrol.org/news-events/events or follow @BattleoftheBadgesSoftball on Facebook.

Now in its 47th year with offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, Crisis Control Ministry’s mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. Crisis Control Ministry provides financial assistance with housing and utilities, food, and prescription medications to Forsyth County and Stokes County residents. For additional information, go to www.crisiscontrol.org .