Greenville Police mobilize and distribute Thanksgiving meals

Greenville Police mobilize and distribute Thanksgiving meals

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greenville Police Department had employees packing and distributing Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday.

This comes as a partnership between GPD and Greenville Toyota called the 2023 Greenville Toyota Meal Giveaway. This is the tenth year this event has been held. People on both sides said the event has gotten bigger every year. More than 100 holiday meals were packed, each containing ham and traditional Thanksgiving fixings.

Families in Greenville receive turkeys thanks to the Cops and Barbers program.

Greenville Toyota provides the food and GPD provides the workforce. The meals were picked up by members of the Cops and Barbers program, the Pitt County Council on Aging, and the Greenville Housing Authority.

“My favorite part is when we deliver meals and see the smiles on people’s faces,” said GPD Sgt. Richie Williams. “It’s a great opportunity to give back to our community during this holiday season when there is so much going on in the world.”

An ECU basketball player helps make Thanksgiving dinner for families

“It brings the community together and brings police to the people,” Toyota of Greenville General Manager Craig Joyce Jr. said. “They’re knocking on doors for a good reason. You know? So, it’s nice to be able to do that.”

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