Owen Sound police announce new partnership

(Owen Sound Police Service photo)

The Owen Sound Police Service has announced a partnership with the REACH Centre Grey Bruce and OSHARE for the provision of detainee meals.

According to a media release, an Owen Sound Police Services review of existing systems aimed to look not only for efficiencies, but for more opportunities to foster partnerships and community connections.

The new partnership will provide an opportunity for the participants of the REACH Centre Grey Bruce to contribute to community in a meaningful way.  The REACH Centre provides  programming for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization will assemble the meals at their downtown facility, and deliver them to the station. According to officials, this will support the independence and well-being of program participants.

“Giving back is one of our mandates” said Executive Director Jennifer Miller. “We are excited about expanding our partnership with the Owen Sound Police and doing our part.”

Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort (OSHaRE) is a community meal program located in downtown Owen Sound.  It has been serving the community and surrounding area since 2013 and part of the decision to expand to the new location was to facilitate growth of community partnerships.

“What we have, we will share” said Executive Director Colleen Seaman. “This is what drives the operation of OSHaRE and we are very happy to continue our partnership with the REACH Centre and support our local police services.”