- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - The Houston County Sheriff’s Office delivered Thanksgiving meals to more than 40 families and homeless residents.

Local media outlets report sheriff’s deputies delivered the meals Thursday as part of “Operation Arresting Hunger.” The annual effort is the culmination of fundraising by deputies assigned to the county jail and other divisions of the sheriff’s office.

The deputies delivered 46 precooked meals on their own time and in their own vehicles. They wore their uniforms to identify themselves. The sheriff’s office says those who received the meals were drawn from the school system, social services, food banks and churches.

Deputy Kevin Taylor says the effort began four years ago because deputies did not want people struggling to go hungry during the holidays.

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This story has been corrected to change the name of the county in the first paragraph to Houston County.

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