For the 10th year, the department will sponsor 10 families during the holidays. But this year, not enough families have stepped forward. So far, the city has signed up only three.
The nomination process is simple: Just contact the department. Any family in need is eligible, as long as no member has committed any violent or drug-related crimes.
The families selected by the department will receive food, a full Christmas dinner and gifts for the children.
The police department, along with North Ada County Fire and Rescue, will deliver the food and gifts on Dec. 23. For more information, call Kristin Boehm at 208-472-2950, or stop by the department headquarters at 301 E. 50th St. in Garden City.