Feed the Needy
Public safety agencies all along the Gulf Coast prepare for this year’s “Feed the Needy” food drive.
The program is designed to deliver hot meals to the homes of those less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day. “Feed the Needy” continues to grow each year, providing nearly 3,300 meals to those in need.
The success of the program relies on donations and volunteers that dedicate countless hours to helping others. 2016 marks the 27th year for the program.
Gulfport PD Public Information Officer Sgt. Joshua Bromen said, “Well, it’s always important that we can come out and get with people on a one on one level, especially this time of year with Thanksgiving and Christmas. A lot of people get wrapped up and they get busy. It’s always time where we can stop, take time away from going to calls and doing all that other stuff and just sit down with people that are in need and put a face sometimes with what we’re doing.”
If you or someone you know is in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal, contact any of the following public safety agencies:
• Biloxi, D’Iberville, Gulfport, Long Beach and Pass Christian police departments
• Harrison County Sheriff’s Department
• Gulfport Fire Department
If you’re interested in helping a family in need this holiday season, you can make a donation at the Gulfport Police Department.