VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office has canceled the remaining dates for the Dinner with a Deputy event.
Since the government has reopened and paychecks are soon to be issued, the Sheriff’s Office made Monday, January 28, their final dinner.
Marches and protests have been seen throughout the month of January of federal employees wanting to work and of course wanting their paychecks for it. This event was meant to feed those struggling with the shutdown.
From the start of the shutdown, News 3 has heard from so many families going through the thick of it. Some families often thought of dipping into their savings, while others planned on getting a side job just to make ends meet.
The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office delivered a helping hand with the Dinner with a Deputy.
“It’s our community. It’s their community. So, this is what we came up with,” says Ken Stolle, Virginia Beach Sheriff.
Easing the burden, stress and worry for a few nights out of the week, Dinner with a Deputy is all about providing free meals to federal workers who are wanting to work during this time.
“Our goal is to do it three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have had an outpouring of support from the community, from our vendors and everything else wanting to help us continue this effort. So, we are going to continue for as long as we have the money to do that,” says Sheriff Stolle.