Published: Fri, November 24, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Wichita police officers help deliver meals to needy families

Wichita police officers help deliver meals to needy families

Delivering the food boxes is a longstanding tradition between the Union Rescue Mission and Wichita police. "Because we want them to get out of their auto and shake someone's hand and have a conversation - help them to feel the love from Brazos Valley", Bryant said. Volunteers are making last minute preparations for a free Thanksgiving lunch Thursday from 11:00 am.m to 1:00 p.m.at 410 South Randolph Avenue.

On Saturday morning, TriMet staff spent their morning working as a well-oiled assembly line to wrap up 600 turkey dinners.

Mission officials said they still needs pies and rolls, and they expect to serve between 700 and 800 meals.

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She said the meal is a way to build relationships with those who attend and let them know about the services the mission offers.

"It's good to get the guys out in the community", said Comets player Reid Boucher.

"It means everything because people, we have a big disconnect going, we need people to socialize", said Donovan.

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The sense of home and family resonated with the Gospel Mission's youngest volunteers.

"It makes me feel very proud because this is one less thing they have to worry about this time of year", she said. "What they need is an embrace, a hug and a full belly". Many families who would not otherwise be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal are now able to, while the Comets organization is able to lend a helping hand while remembering those less fortunate during the holidays.

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