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Wichita Police, Union Rescue Mission Partner To Deliver Holiday Meals

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The Wichita Police Department is partnering with the Union Rescue Mission to deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

Police officers will deliver boxes of food to 100 families around Wichita identified as being in need. The food—including turkey and fixings for Thanksgiving dinner--is collected by the Union Rescue Mission, an evangelical Christian ministry that provides shelter and other services to homeless men.

Union Rescue Mission executive director Dennis Bender said at a police briefing Thursday that this is the 13th year his organization has partnered with the WPD.

“The officers and our men from the mission receive a real blessing in helping out the families that wouldn’t otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal to put on their table," he said.

They will also deliver holiday meals next month around Christmas.

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