This bit of community building might be underestimated by many online skeptics but we're certain that it was impactful for those who needed the food.
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East Patrol’s Community Interaction Officer Pat Byrd said events like this offer hope to a community that in many ways is still suffering the lingering effects of the pandemic. “We just want to be a blessing for them during this Easter season,” said Byrd.
“We know their family may still be suffering from lack of employment, lack of income things along those lines. Oftentimes, the only time they see a police officer is when police officers in the act of arresting an individual or a family member so we just want to be a positive blessing to them during this holiday season.”
Over 500 hams were given away this afternoon along with almost 450 boxes from Harvesters containing all the fixins for an Easter dinner for a family of four to six people.
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Cars were lined up around KCPD's East Patrol station Tuesday afternoon almost 45 minutes ahead of the 4pm scheduled start time for The 5th annual Hams for the Holidays event sponsored by HyVee grocery stores, Hormel and Harvesters Food Bank, all partnered with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.