MISSOULA – The Missoula Police Department gave out its annual Christmas donations to help AniMeals and Meals on Wheels back in December.
While Christmas is still along ways out, MPD has already started gathering donations for next year.
Each year they put out donation receptacles in their City Hall and Catlin Street locations.
In their City Hall location, it’s not just officers that give to the cause, other city hall employees stop in to also add to the donation totals.
This year MPD gave 500 pounds of pet food and over $1,000 to AniMeals and also $3,300 to Meals on Wheels.
“It’s really an organization wide effort to make sure that not only does AniMeals have a good contribution but also that you know the clients of Meals on Wheels at Missoula Aging Services have a holiday meal that they can rely on every year,” Missoula Police spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh said.
He added that the department has helped out Missoula area organizations for 15 years now.