THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Law enforcement officers in Thomasville and Thomas County fired up their grills Thursday to give back to their community.
"It's a project we put on every year to help needy families during the holiday season but also the funds help throughout the year," said Capt. Maurice Holmes, of the TPD.
The Goodwill Project is an annual multi-agency mission to build relationships and serve good food at the same time.
"It's always delicious, we never have any complaints, we try to make sure it's cooked just right," said Holmes.
Proceeds from the $7 dinner- half a chicken, green beans, corn on the cob, Texas toast, and pound cake, go to serve local families in need during the holidays, providing gifts and meals for them.
"Not only just with the food, but when we deliver the gifts, it's mind-blowing how special it is," said Holmes.
Officers end up taking a break from their normal duties to make a huge impact on those around them.
"It's always wonderful when we can give back to families, especially when you see the smiles on those kids faces, because they are happy to see it," said Holmes.
Thomasville Police said right now trust in law enforcement is important, and they want trust from their citizens.
"It's just one of the ways we reach out to our community and maintain trust and build up the legitimacy of our agencies," said Holmes.
Last year, the departments raised close to $10,000 during the goodwill project.
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