York officers swap ticket books and handcuffs for turkey and dressing

Posted November 20, 2012 6:24 pm | Filed under Local News

Mike Baker
Fifty needy families in York found themselves a full Thanksgiving meal Tuesday as officers with the York Police Department spent the morning giving back to residents who needed the help.

York Police Chief Andy Robinson says that thanks to grants from a number of local businesses, the number of families receiving help this year grew to 50 from 31 last year.

Robinson says today’s meal effort also serves as an olive branch to the community.

Donations were provided to the police department from employees of the police department and City of York, Bi-Lo of York, Queen’s Garage, Old Master Putter Company, York Masonic Lodge and Wal-Mart in Newport.

Robinson said each family was carefully screened to prevent “double dipping” from other food services.

Every family received a turkey, gravy, stuffing, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, dessert, rolls and a drink.