Published: Jan 13, 2014 2:53 PM EST
Updated: Jan 13, 2014 6:15 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Drug money and the assets of thieves are helping to feed the hungry in Southwest Florida.  The Lee County Sheriff's office is one of the major sponsors for the WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk, and it is donating money seized from criminals for the cause.

The WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk is Saturday, January 18th at the Miromar Outlets.  This year's goal is $300,000 which will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank.  The food bank will then use its buying power to muliply that money by six...totaling $1.8 million dollars worth of food for families in need in our area.

Sheriff Mike Scott says his agency is excited to help out at the event.  "We seize and forfeit a lot of assets.  If it is in the futherence of drugs and burglary and crime, then through the legal system we can take those assets.  And whatever that is, we can convert that for our community for good things, and who better than the bad people to pay for that to help defray the cost."

To register for the walk or to make a donation: