Milwaukee police officers help distribute food to families in need on city's south side

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Being a police officer in a city as big as Milwaukee is a tough and often frustrating job, but when the holidays come around, sometimes police officers get to offer a helping hand to people who really need it.

Tuesday, Dec. 21, officers from District 2 on the city's south side handed out food to families in need.

They worked with a group called "God Touch MKE," which promises "restoration" to young men. 

This was the second annual food collection, and there were plenty of bags along the street at 15th and Logan. 

It's inspiring and satisfying work for not only the organizers, but the police officers who take part.

"I definitely get the feel that there's a lot of support for the police in this community," said MPD Officer Daniel Clifford. "I grew up in this community, my partner grew up in this community and we just want to give back to the community. And that's the best part for me."

If you'd like to learn more about God Touch MKE and the work it does with young men in Milwaukee, click here

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