The Columbus City Police will deliver 200 bags with frozen turkeys and side dishes to 200 families on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in a door-to-door delivery on the west side, beginning at noon.
“Two Hundred families will not have to worry about the expense of a holiday meal, thanks to Columbus Police, volunteers from Starfish Assignment, and generous community partners,” a statement of City of Columbus, Police Division said.
Starting at noon Wednesday, officers and volunteers will gather at Douglas Community Center to pack 200 bags with frozen turkeys and side dishes. They will then proceed to the neighboring Rosewind Apartments and go door-to-door, delivering the bags to families.
This year Cops and Gobblers is expanding to the West Side, as part of the wraparound services following the “Operation Unity 2” enforcement operation conducted two weeks ago.
“This kind of support is a natural fit with Chief Bryant’s focus for ‘Operation Unity’,” said Zone 3 Acting Commander Tim Myers.
“The purpose is to improve the quality of life for these families. That doesn’t just mean rounding up bad guys- it also means extending a hand to our neighbors in need.”
After completing deliveries at Rosewind, officers and volunteers will head west, and begin deliveries to families identified by officers and our partners at the Glenwood Community Center.
This second annual Cops and Gobblers giveaway is possible through the generosity of sponsors Kemba Financial Credit Union, Walmart, Byers Auto, and the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.