BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police knocked on doors Wednesday morning to deliver a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.
Adopt-a-Family is a group effort consisting of law enforcement, fraternities, sororities, churches and schools. Volunteers, including Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie fanned out in the community to deliver meals.
Many donors were kept from helping this year because of the flood. However, this year's effort is bigger than ever.
"Anytime something happens in south Louisiana, everybody steps up," Dabadie said. "And, that's what's happening today. Everybody has stepped up and we're spreading a little joy by bringing dinners to those who may not normally have one."
"There are people who traditionally would be supporters and give to this project," added Sgt. Myron Daniels with BRPD. "But, they couldn't this year because of their loss. Just shows you how well these things work. This year is still the biggest year we've had because the community realized that and they stepped forward."
Daniels had been doing Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family on his own for years and then, several years ago, the entire police department joined in.
Adopt-a-Family delivered to 102 families Wednesday.
Some homes with very large families received more food. Some also were housing relatives who were flooded.