The Ricky Timbrook Food and Toy Drive is kicking off its 16th year of giving to local families in need. This year 30 Winchester families will benefit from the donations given by local residents. The drive provides less fortunate families in the city with gifts and meals around the holidays. The food and toy drive has been held every year since Ricky Timbrook was killed in the line of duty in 1999. Sergeant Timbrook had a passion for giving back to the community and his family, along with the Winchester Police Department, continues to carry on his legacy.
The Department of Social Services provides the list of families who will benefit from the annual drive. Toys are being collected for children who are 18 and under. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Those wishing to make a monetary donation can make checks payable to the Ricky Timbrook Memorial Foundation. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to the Winchester Police Department. The drive also includes non-perishable food items. The items will be collected until December 11th and will be delivered to the families on December 12th.
Collection boxes have been placed at seven locations throughout Winchester including:
- Timbrook Public Safety Center, Piccadilly Street
- War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park
- Joint Judicial Center, North Kent Street
- Rouss City Hall, North Cameron Street
- Daniel Morgan Middle School
- Handley High School
The Winchester Police Department would like to thank the public for helping out local community members who are in need this holiday season.