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GPD, Greenville Toyota continue tradition of delivering meals

GPD and Greenville Toyota partnered for this venture three years ago and are still filling bags stuffed with ham, green beans, rolls and you can't forget delicious sweet potato pie. (Tyler Hardin, NewsChannel 12 photo)

An unsuspecting knock on the door is what some people in Greenville heard Thursday.

While some people might take that as a bad thing, in this case, good news was on the other side. Dozens of Greenville Police were on those doors knocking and bringing bags of food to local families in need during the holiday season.

"A lot of families we visit today, this will be the only Christmas they have," said Sgt. Dale Mills of the Greenville Police Department.

It all started with an idea to help and a phone call to Greenville Toyota general manager Craig Goess Jr.

"We called upon Greenville Toyota and said 'Hey, we want to feed a hundred families of four, what could you do to help us' and Mr. Goess says 'Hey, you go do the shopping, you put the menu together, you tell me how much it costs and I’ll pay for it," Mills said.

GPD and Greenville Toyota partnered for this venture three years ago and are still filling bags stuffed with ham, green beans, rolls and you can't forget delicious sweet potato pie.

"We kind of got behind that idea with them, it was something we wanted to try and ever since then each year it’s been a great turnout," Goess said.

The 100 families were selected by the Salvation Army. Goess said sharing the Christmas spirit and meals far outweighs the $2,000 cost.

"We’ve been a family owned store for 28 years, so if there’s a little something we can help do, put a smile on some other families' faces in the community for Christmas.

"Walking up to them and saying 'hey' and you just see the emotions from the families," Mills said. "A lot of them have tears in their eyes, they’re glad to see us and it brings a different light to police work and it’s something we don’t get to see 11 months out of the year."

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