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LMPD delivers 1,000 Thanksgiving dinners to Louisville families

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LMPD started Wednesday with a pretty big assignment, one that required a lot of officers.

It took officers from every division in the city, because they were looking for several hundred people.

"There's a lot of important people in the community that we are looking for today," said Officer Amanda Lunte with LMPD's 1st Division.

"One of the top reasons why most of us became police officers, we are getting ready to go out and do that today."

Armed with all of the essentials for the top secret run, the officers headed out to execute the plan.

At the first location, police were looking for dozens of people, and they tried to remain discreet.

"We don't want people getting suspicious or knowing that we're coming," Officer Lunte said.

There are a few unanswered doors.

"Ms. Garmen, hello, how are you? We are here looking for you, you are our person of interest today," said Officer Lunte through a closed door.

But then, it's mission accomplished.

"We've got Thanksgiving meal for ya. Here you go, you like chocolate cake?"

It was all part of LMPD's 18th annual Thanksgiving Dinner delivery.

"We started grocery shopping on Sunday and cooking on Monday, Tuesday," said Yvette Gentry, former LMPD Assistant Chief and Chief of Community Building with Metro Louisville.

The food is cooked and packed at Greater St. Mark Baptist Church, and hundreds of officers deliver to seniors and shut-ins.

"We put enough food on there for two days and put it in a container so that they can heat it up for the next day," Gentry said.

And even the little ones wanted to help give complete strangers something to be thankful for.

Stopher Elementary Student Kori Brown came and even brought a friend.

"I just want to help people have food for Thanksgiving, because some people don't have food and have the money to do it," Brown said.

Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad were also part of the event.

Police delivered about 1,000 dinners Wednesday.

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