Metro Police Christmas Basket Program Benefits Hundreds
by Jason Lamb
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dozens of Nashville families are now looking forward to a brighter Christmas after the Metro Police Department delivered donated food and toys from area businesses.
More than 230 families in need benefited from the department's annual Christmas basket program.
Police officers gave away gifts of both toys and food to families picked throughout the year by officers who respond to calls for service.
The charity giveaway benefited more than those who received the Christmas baskets.
"Today was very enlightening," said Metro Police officer Carlos Urrutia. "The family we dropped off baskets for was very grateful for what they received and she started crying as I was leaving, and it touched me."
This was the 51st year for the Metro Police Department's Christmas Basket Program.