Police Officers Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To Survivors Of Domestic Abuse

Jim Gudas
November 28, 2019 - 5:44 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago police officers took time on Thanksgiving to deliver meals to survivors of domestic violence and elderly shut ins.

The officers picked up about 40 meals prepared at the Salvation Army’s Freedom Center on Chicago’s West Side and delivered them.

Nancy Powers, who manages the Harbor Light program at the Freedom Center, said the meal deliveries made a huge difference to the domestic violence survivors and the shut ins.

"It's enough to be in the stress and turmoil of the situation but to be out on a holiday and not have support is a traumatic situation on its own," Powers said. 

She said many of the recipients would not have had Thanksgiving dinner, or in some cases would have had no food to eat, if the police officers didn't take the time to deliver it to them.

Powers said it shows Chicago police not only protect the community, but they also care about the people they protect.