Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office makes Christmas brighter for 30 families, thanks to a generous donation
Deputies with the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office spent Dec. 21, 2021 delivering 30 food boxes to families in need all across Poweshiek County. The food boxes were prepared by Hy-Vee and paid for by a non-profit group of veterans who wished to remain anonymous. Pictured are, from left: Poweshiek County Deputy Matt Maschmann, Deputy Steve Kivi, Sheriff Tom Kriegel and Deputy Steve Warnick. Submitted photo.
By J.O. Parker
Thanks to the generosity of a non-profit group of veterans and the hard work of deputies with the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office, families all across the county had a brighter Christmas. On Dec. 21, 2021, deputies on both the day and night shifts, packed the jail van with food boxes that were prepared by Hy-Vee and paid for by the group of veterans who wished to remain anonymous.
“We worked with city offices and school districts in Brooklyn, Montezuma and Grinnell to identify people in need,” said Sheriff Kriegel.
Deputies delivered food boxes to 30 families in Montezuma, Malcom, Deep River, Brooklyn, Grinnell and one family in Chelsea.
“All of those boxes were donated and put together by generous and caring people in our community,” said Deputy Steve Kivi, who helped deliver the food boxes. “Even though we were just the delivery people, it made us feel really good to have a small part in making Christmas a little better for a few families in communities that we serve.”
“People were really grateful for it and happy,” said Sheriff Kriegel.