Families were surprised Monday with a turkey and all the fixings by the Alice High School's Junior Police Academy (JPA).

JPA has supplied local families with Thanksgiving meals over the past few years. The organization is made up of students that understand the importance of giving back to their community. The JPA has made the turkey giveaway an annual event.

As each family received their bags they thanked the JPA for the gift. The families shared the hard times they were facing this holiday season and how without this donation they weren't planning on having a Thanksgiving meal.

The JPA is also collecting new unwrapped toys that will be donated to families during Christmas.