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November 25th, 2010
KPD creates Thanksgiving dinner boxes

STAFF REPORT

When Kyle Police Department (KPD) Officer Jason Dibble suggested to all the members of the force that they donate food to put together Thanksgiving meals for needy families in Kyle, he started a landslide of generosity. Everyone from the chief to the custodian joined in the effort.

The response to his suggestion resulted in enough food to feed 20 families in Kyle. When Laura Hernandez, a record specialist for the department, mentioned the effort to her son, Leo, he responded by independently raising money on his own for the effort.

Hernandez raised $118.00 for the project, buying all the Jell-o and fruit for the effort. He even had money left over for a Christmas donation.

The boxes contain a frozen turkey, a gallon of milk, a box of dinner rolls, two cans of corn, four cans of green beans, one box of stuffing, two boxes of cornbread mix, one pumpkin pie, two boxes of Jell-o, one can of fruit, one two-liter bottle of soda, one box of mashed potatoes and one can of cranberry sauce.

This week, the police department  officers and volunteers delivered the boxes to 20 different families.

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