Brian Kelly @BrpkellyBy Brian Kelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – While their commanders are preparing area police officers for whatever happens after the grand jury announces its decision in the Michael Brown case, their wives are getting ready too.

Officers on the front line in Ferguson, working 12-hour shifts, can’t just ‘take 5’ for a lunch or dinner break. So the St. Louis Police Wives Association wants to make sure they can still eat.

“We are currently in need of food items that are easily able to be stuck in a pocket. Grab-and-go type of food that will be able to sustain officers throughout the day,” says Hope Jones.

Jones says that means things like sunflower seeds, beef jerky and granola bars. They’re also looking for miniature-sized bottles of water and Gatorade.

“We want to do whatever we can to take some of the burden off of them,” she says.

You can either make a monetary donation through the SLPWA’s website, or drop off energy drinks, individually packaged snacks and Visa gift cards at one of two drop off sites: the Ferguson Fire House at 200 S. Florissant Road and Third Baptist Church at 620 N. Grand, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For questions regarding donations, call 314-625-0781.

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