The Corbin Area Technology Center Criminal Justice classes donated turkey boxes to local law enforcement as part of their class project entitled Operation Joy.
The classes donated 15 boxes consisting of a turkey, stuffing, vegetables, and drinks. The boxes were donated to the Laurel, Knox, and Whitley County Sheriff Offices and the Corbin Police Department to be distributed to needy families.
“The class came up with the idea to help provide food for some of the less fortunate families in the area. The main purpose is to give back to the community especially during the Christmas Holiday season,” Criminal Justice Teacher Tackett Wilson said.
The class partnered with the local Walmart which donated the fixings and drinks for the boxes. Local businesses as well as students in the classes donated money for the turkeys. The class plans to expand the program next year to donate more boxes and food to local law enforcement.
The Criminal Justice class has been working on the project for the past month. This is the first year Corbin Schools has had the Criminal Justice program.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root commended the students, staff, and administration of The Corbin Area Technology Center Criminal Justice class for this very worthy project. Sheriff Root immediately distributed the food baskets to area families in Laurel County that needed assistance this year.
Pictured is Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Gilbert Acciardo (on the right) along with other area tri-county law enforcement officers to include Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith (4th from the left) and deputies, Whitley County Sheriff's deputies, and Corbin City Police Officers.