WICHITA, Kansas -- Wichita police spent part of Tuesday delivering food to those who need it this Thanksgiving.
"Hi guys and girls. Where do you want it?"
Officer David Goodman was one of the many delivering the ingredients of a Happy Thanksgiving to a single mother of six.
"I think it's a blessing that you guys are out here helping people that have a lot of kids that can't afford it. I really appreciate it," said Dominique Dawson, mother.
Inside each box are the makings of a turkey dinner, plus more food for a few extra meals.
They're prepared by the Union Rescue Mission and delivered to 85 families by officers of Wichita Patrol North.
"You know we're commanded to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and this is a great way for us to demonstrate that love by providing a holiday meal for those less fortunate," said Denny Bender, Union Rescue Mission.
And the officers who work in these neighborhoods know who could use the food.
"There's a lot of people out here in need. I can't help everybody, but when I see someone who obviously needs help, I have an opportunity to provide for some."
Like Jerry Bell happy to know that he will be able to feed several at his table.
"It's gonna help out a whole lot!"
Or Tara Johnson, just grateful to have a Thanksgiving dinner at all for her and her son.
"I haven't in the last four years. This is my first. I really appreciate it."
A simple gesture that touches the hear showing someone cares.
"I just want to say thank you," said Dawson.
This is the ninth year police have teamed up with the Union Rescue Mission for holiday deliveries.