The Green Beret Project inspires young people to give back with food, toy giveaway for 200 Dover families

Christmas music blared from a nearby car as kids and adults – some dressed in festive apparel and Santa hats – paraded through Simon Circle, one of Dover’s affordable housing neighborhoods.

FBI agent Justin Downen nodded, taking in the smiling faces, the voices shouting “Merry Christmas” to neighbors, and the arms full of presents, frozen chickens, pizza and other items that would soon reach families in need.

On Wednesday, the Dover Police Department’s motorcycle unit led a caravan of cars through five of the city’s neighborhoods to deliver toys and food to about 200 families. Beyond the Dover police, Delaware State Police, National Guard and federal agents, volunteers from other local nonprofits like Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity and NCALL also came out for the cause.

By Emily Lytle for Dover Post