Holmes County Sheriff's deputies deliver Thanksgiving meals to those in need

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HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) -- "Let's see if we could make somebody happy," said Holmes County Sheriff's Deputy, Gary Harris.

Holmes County Sheriff's Deputies went to 35 homes to help families in need eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal. (WJHG/WECP)

For some, goodwill may be knocking on the door this holiday season.

For the past three years, the Holmes County Sheriff's Office has delivered a Thanksgiving meal to those in need.

"It's huge because my husband was hurt and we haven't really had a whole lot so it's great, it's really great," said Holmes County Resident, Jessica Baxley.

This year, the sheriff's office partnered with the Bonifay Methodist Church to help 35 families enjoy traditional holiday food.

"We're through the sheriff's office providing the turkey, they're providing canned goods, corn, cranberry sauce, and different macaroni, different canned items and boxed items," said Holmes County Sheriff, John Tate.

The goal goes beyond just feeding people during this time of year, it's helping to create a better relationship with law enforcement.

"We're here to enforce the law but we're also here to help you in a time of need," said Sheriff Tate.

"I look forward to this time of year because we're able to actually put a smile on people's face and you know they need it, they deserve it, and we enjoy being able to provide it for them," said Harris.

It's all in hopes that your Thanksgiving this year will be as sweet as the pumpkin pie.

"We want to make sure that everybody has a great Thanksgiving," said Sheriff Tate.

If you or someone you know is in need of a Thanksgiving meal in Holmes County, you can reach out to the Sheriff's Office at (850) 547-3681.

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