LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The holiday season is quickly approaching and those most in need in parts of Louisville are going to get extra help this year from the people who protect them every day.
Louisville Metro Police are already stocking up on cans of corn, ready to hand them out with a turkey and all the other sides and desserts in the Portland neighborhood. It's the second year for the program where officers go door to door a couple days before Thanksgiving delivering the meals.
Sergeant William Hibbs said last year they gave away every single item of food donated in thanks to groups like Dare to Care and Kentucky Harvest totaling 125 meals. That number is increasing to at least 150 this year and the families do not know it's coming.
"That's the good part about it. With no one knowing it's coming, we've reached out to the Portland Auxiliary. They know who are truly in need," said Hibbs. "My main goal is to have these families sit down and break bread together."
Sergeant Hibbs said he is hoping to give out even more meals in the coming years.
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