GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- When they think of all the things they are thankful for at this time of year, residents of some Grand Rapids neighborhoods always include the city police department.
"For doing a good job and keeping us safe," explains Elaine Edmonds from the Creston Neighborhood Association.
Every year members of the Creston Neighborhood Association and Garfield Park Neighborhood association collaborate to serve a meal at the Grand Rapids Police Department.
It's comfort food like chili, corn chowder and sandwiches.
They say it's a way to thank the officers for doing their often difficult, dangerous jobs.
Tuesday night they brought the annual banquet to a break room in the headquarters basement.
"We are honoring them," says Edmonds. "They put their lives on the line every day and we need to honor the police officers."