Biloxi Police to deliver meals on Thanksgiving

Biloxi Police will be delivering 760 meals to the needy on Thanksgiving Day.

The department is once again participating in the Gulf Coast Public Safety Feed the Needy program, a collaboration of local public safety agencies, donors and volunteers, to deliver  Thanksgiving meals.

“This is something that we have participated in for more than 28 years,” said Biloxi Police Maj. Harald Windom. “The sheriff’s department takes the lead on cooking. Then we label the bags with a resident’s name and address, and then packet each with a meal.”

On Thursday morning, officers and volunteers will meet at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center on Porter Avenue to sort the meals for pickup and delivery.

The officers and volunteers will then either deliver the prepared meals or have them ready for pick up.  Many of the meals will go to the elderly and senior living homes. Windom said this year’s 760 meals are in line with previous year deliveries.

The Biloxi Police Department participates in the program along with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Gulfport Fire Department and the D’Iberville, Gulfport, Long Beach and Pass Christian Police departments.

Added Windom: “The deadline to request a Thanksgiving meal has passed but we are taking applications for those who are in need of a Christmas meal.”

Those interested in Christmas meals, should contact the Biloxi Community Relations Division at 228-385-3033.