Volunteers needed for the Feed the Needy program

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More than 2,000 Gulf Coast residents can expect warm meals delivered to their homes Thanksgiving Day, all thanks to our local public safety agencies, generous donors, and volunteers.

The annual Thanksgiving Feed the Needy Program, headed up by the Gulfport Police Department, is still going strong after 30 years of serving our community.

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From a program of just a few to now providing thousands of meals a year to those in need during the holiday season, there’s still plenty of ways you can get involved and give back. Gulfport PD Detective Jason Ducré said, “So, the biggest part is helping deliver, that’s what we need. If you want to start a tradition with your family to help deliver food, this is the perfect time to do so. If you can’t show up, we still take monetary donations addressed to the Gulfport Police Department for Feed the Needy. It’s on our Facebook page, website, you can find all the information there.”

While they are no longer accepting meal requests, you can head over to the Lyman Community Center on Highway 49 in Gulfport on November 28th at 8 a.m. if you’d like to participate.

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