The Holidays are a time to celebrate with family, friends, and food. For many needy families and seniors in the local area, a hot meal is a special occasion. That's why the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office is delivering food boxes to hundreds of Bossier Parish residents.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff’s Office will begin delivery of 450 “Spirit of Christmas” food boxes to senior citizens and those less fortunate in Bossier Parish on Tuesday (Dec. 13) at 9 a.m. at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive.

It’s all part of Operation Blessing which provides food for the elderly and those in need in Bossier parish all throughout the year. All of the food is provided by generous individuals, organizations and businesses who want to help others. Bossier Parish schools support the Christmas food box program by holding their own canned good drives, and area Brookshire’s Grocery stores provide hens and the boxes used for the delivery.

The day will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Viking substation with a simple message, prayer, and then Bossier deputies and Posse members will fan out around the parish to deliver the special Christmas food boxes.