Thursday, Tulsa Police Officers went grocery shopping for their annual random acts of kindness that starts next week. All of the food and toy donations are going to families in need.
“We run across a lot of families that are in need that’s just kind the nature of the beast in many, many situations," said Tulsa Detective Jason White. It didn't take long to fill several shopping carts with everything from canned veggies to marshmallows and cookies. Last year, Detective White delivered full Christmas meals to some Tulsa families.
“Probably one of the highlights of my career is to be able to take these meals to people that really need them in the community," said Detective White.
Thanks to donations from the community, the Tulsa Police Foundation is going to give away 160 full Christmas meals and 300 hams to families in need. Their headquarters is starting to look like Santa's workshop.
“Something as simple as this paw patrol puppy. And these officers receive that and they have no idea the impact that is going to make in a child’s life or in a families life when these officers are going to be distributing all these toys," said Danny Mills.
All of the officers involved are getting ready for next week to spread the holiday cheer. “Really it’s probably one of the most special things they do all year long. So if you see a police officer here in the next week you never know," said Detective White.
You can still drop off a toy for the toy drive at Gathering Place Friday from 11a.m. until 5 p.m. You can make donations online through the Tulsa Police Foundation HERE.