The period between Christmas and Thanksgiving is a time when a lot of food drives and food giveaways take place around the county.

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Re-entry Council is getting in on the action by handing out a whole lot of food to a whole lot of people.

The re-entry council – which helps former inmates successfully negotiate the transition from life behind bars to life in free society – is hosting the food giveaway to help area families and individuals in need, so that no one will go hungry during this holiday season.

The Sheriff’s Department hosted a canned food drive in November and all those donations will be used for this weekend’s food giveaway.

The boxes of food being handed out are each designed to feed a family of three for about a week.

The boxes will be distributed first come first served until they are gone.  In past years, similar drives have proven very popular with long lines of cars seeking the boxes.

The message from the re-entry council to the public is as follows, “In these challenging times, we’re here to support you. If you or someone you know may benefit from essential food items, we welcome you to join us.”

The Re-entry Council Food Giveaway will take place at two locations.

On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m., the giveaway will take place in the parking lot at 211 S. Centennial St. in High Point.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m., the boxes will be distributed at the Sheriff’s Department’s headquarters at 400 W. Washington St. in Greensboro.