The Battle of the Badges — a friendly competition between the Suwanee Police Department and the Duluth Police Department to see which could collect the most food donations for local co-ops — generated donations of more than 7,500 items.
Suwanee PD collected food donations for the North Gwinnett Co-op, while Duluth PD’s donations went to Hands of Christ: Duluth Co-op Ministry. The competition was held from Oct. 18 through Nov. 12.
“While the Suwanee Police edged out Duluth Police for the victory, the real winners were those who rely on the food banks to meet their needs,” Capt. Robert Thompson with the Suwanee PD said in a news release. “Each department would like to thank all of the contributors that made the food collection successful.”