"We said bring it to our evidence facility, and we'll start contacting all the local churches that we can," Chief Deputy Webre said. "We'll fill up all their food banks."

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office donated pallets of non-perishable food items to local churches and food banks in Ascension Parish Thursday, January 25.

Inmates and deputies met at the new substation located on Airline Highway to load those items up. Then, they travelled to each church and food bank to deliver the pallets.

The pallets were donated to APSO by Brothers Commissary, who supplies the jail with food for inmates.

"We're honored to play a small part of providing food for the less fortunate, especially at this time of year," Ty Foreman, president of Brothers Correctional Services said.

Chief Deputy Bobby Webre was on hand to help facilitate the donation process.

"We said bring it to our evidence facility, and we'll start contacting all the local churches that we can," Chief Deputy Webre said. "We'll fill up all their food banks."

Some of the churches / food banks receiving donations were:

St. John Catholic Church

St. Mark Catholic Church

The Church of St. Amant

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

St. Luke AME Church in Donaldsonville

St. Theresa Food Bank

Fellowship Center

River Community Church

Carpenter’s Chapel

First United Methodist Church

"It's obviously a great gesture from them and we're so glad to be a part of it," Webre said.