LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Members of the Louisville Metro Police Department spent the day making house calls. With the help of Greater Saint Mark Baptist Church, officers delivered Thanksgiving dinners to hundreds of area seniors and those less fortunate.

While officers from all departments helped with today's delivery, it's actually the officers patrolling the streets that help connect the outreach program with those who may need it most.

“The beat officers are the ones who know these people. They're the ones that see them and talk to them every day and help them. We wouldn't know about these people if it weren't for the beat officers. They bring us the names, who recognize people in need, so it gives us the opportunity to help them,” Sgt. Jeff Lauder with LMPD SWAT said.The Thanksgiving outreach first began in 1999 and has since grown to include other partners including Shield of Faith and Kentucky Harvest.