The way to MPD’s heart is through your stomach

Minden Police are hoping to get a shot in the arm from a couple of local folks, as well as the public.

Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, August 25, J.D. Cottle and Keith Jellum will be raising funds for the department by way of the public’s appetite.

The two are in need of donations from local businesses or individuals to help with food, drinks and serving supplies.

“We are serving pulled pork and burger plates,” Jellum wrote in a Facebook post. “We will be taking pre-order donations until August 17.”

Pulled pork plates will be $15 and burger plates will be $13. They come with chips and choice of water or soft drink.

“We will be setting up and serving at the police department,” Jellum posted.

Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said Jellum approached him about the fundraiser.

“I’m very excited. I mean, we have had some individuals and businesses come forward and are generously donating to the department, whether it’s in the form of equipment or money to purchase equipment,” McIver said. “It feels real good to see we have that many people that care … people that are wanting to be a part of our department, and this is a way they can do that – by giving.”

“The city is on the right track, and I would love to get as many people involved as possible,” Jellum wrote. “Thank you in advance for any help. Looking forward to a great time.”

Anyone interested in donating, please call Jellum at 318-584-3853 or private message him on Facebook. He will pick up the money if necessary.