(SEAFORD, Del.)- In an effort to give back to the community they serve, The Delaware State Police created Operation Gobble Gobble.

At all the troops across the state both officers and the local community donated Thanksgiving goods for the less fortunate this Thanksgiving.

The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit put the turkeys and canned goods into "Thanksgiving Dinner" boxes.

On Tuesday, the boxes were delivered to the Stein Highway Church Of God in Seaford as well as the Neighborhood House in Middleton.

One recipient of the box said if it weren't for the Delaware State Police she would not have had a turkey this Thanksgiving.

"That will feed all of us and that will be wonderful because the children will have a thanksgiving at home," said Sharon Childress.

Stein Highway Church of God had many volunteers working with the DSP to distribute the boxes and also deliver the boxes to those without transportation.

Leonard Butler volunteered to say thanks, because this time last year, Butler was one of those in need.

"In the last six months and a half months, we have re-obtained a lease, gotten our children back from the state, and we're out here in the community giving back for all of the things they have done for us," Butler said.

Thanks to the effort of Operation Gobble Gobble nearly 50 Thanksgiving Dinners were sent home in the Southern Delaware area.