The holidays aren’t always a joyous time for everyone, but thanks to Union Rescue Mission and the Wichita Police Department, dozens of families received boxes of food so they can have a typical Christmas meal.
The boxes were hand delivered by Wichita police Wednesday morning to 100 families.
They included a ham or a turkey, sides and a dessert provided by Union Rescue Mission.
Families were chosen by officers who personally know them and have developed a relationship with them.
But deciding who gets boxes is a difficult choice.
“It’s extremely hard to choose. There are many deserving families that would benefit from this. You just try to find the ones you have a connection with and try to help out because, unfortunately, there are a lot of people that do need this this time of year,” said officer Andrew Tapia.
Union Rescue Mission and police did the same thing last month for Thanksgiving.