YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police officers were treated to breakfast, lunch and dinner by a group of local supporters on Monday.
Holly Welch, the wife of a YPD officer, organized the “Back the Blue” event with friends.
The group gave all 150 officers and the department’s support staff catered food and nearly $6,000 in gift cards from local businesses’ donations.
“An officer can open up his bag and there will be snacks and treats, and people like that, but also inside of that bag is a gift card,” Welch said.
Several elementary schools also donated to the officer’s goodie bags and students wrote them thank you notes.