Milwaukee Police Department's District 5 hosted Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday for families in the neighborhood they serve.
"It's an opportunity for our officers and members of the community to see each other, to be able to spend some time talking, share a cup of coffee and a meal," describes Officer Edward Ciano. "It's about not only reaching-out to the community, but bringing the community together."
At least 400 meals were served. It's the second year they've done this, but this year, they had help from Messmer High School. A group of students helped prepare the meal with the help of MATC's culinary program.
"It's really been a great experience," says Messmer High School Senior Jamario Walker. "It's nice seeing people enjoy the meal we helped make."
"It makes me feel good," adds Messmer High School Senior Lona Kujjo. "I hope it makes them feel good also. Knowing that they have food to eat, in a safe place."
"It's been really eye-opening," says Messmer High School Senior Latroy Dawson. "Not everyone has the benefit of having a good dinner on Thanksgiving, or having a family to share the holiday with."