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CFISD police officers deliver Thanksgiving meals to families

The CFISD Police Department joined representatives from H-E-B and Cy-Hope to help put together and deliver 50 meals.
The CFISD Police Department joined representatives from H-E-B and Cy-Hope to help put together and deliver 50 Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 21 to designated families throughout the district.

Nov. 22, 2023—The CFISD Police Department continued its annual tradition of serving families during the Thanksgiving holiday, partnering with H-E-B and Cy-Hope to deliver meals to 50 designated families throughout the district on Nov. 21.

The department joins other district departments and schools that hold food and clothing drives and help deliver food to families in need during the holiday season.

“Personally, this makes me feel great that we can do this for the community and those who may need the help during these times,” said Officer Adrian Thomas, who helps lead the police department’s Community Outreach Program. “With all of our efforts and teamwork, we were able to get this together and make it possible.”

CFISD police officers met at Cy-Hope on Nov. 21 to load their service vehicles and a CFISD school bus with the 50 meals.
CFISD police officers met at Cy-Hope on Nov. 21 to load their service vehicles and a CFISD school bus with the 50 Thanksgiving meals.

Officers and representatives from the community partners met at Cy-Hope in the morning to load up the department service vehicles and a CFISD school bus with the meals.

Fifty meals were assembled with nonperishable food including stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, yams, vegetables and cake mix. A turkey, ham or both were also included depending on the size of each individual family.

Food was donated from various campuses and district departments, with H-E-B and Cy-Hope also donating to help put together complete meals.

The CFISD Police Department used its service vehicles and a CFISD bus to help delivery 50 Thanksgiving meals.
The CFISD Police Department used its service vehicles and a CFISD bus to help delivery 50 Thanksgiving meals to families across the district. The department partnered with H-E-B and Cy-Hope to put together the meals.

“It makes me feel really good that we are able to help the families within our community because this is such a special time,” said Essence Castro, Cy-Hope backpack program director. “I know people struggle so it makes me feel good that we are able to help them out.”

Once the meals were loaded into the services vehicles and bus, officers paired into teams to make the deliveries.

“It’s great for the community but it’s also great for the officers to give back,” Thomas said. “This is just a rewarding and heartwarming effort for a lot of us and that’s why we’re here.”

CFISD police officers delivered 50 Thanksgiving meals to families across the district on Nov. 21.
CFISD police officers delivered 50 Thanksgiving meals to families across the district on Nov. 21. The department partnered with H-E-B and Cy-Hope to put together the meals.