JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Take a Tasty Bite Out of Crime continued its fund raising efforts with a new organization taking the lead.
The Jackson Police Foundation has replaced SafeCity as the event sponsor.
Monday evening area residents filled Highland Village to enjoy dancing, music, food and fun while raising money for local crime fighting.
More than 50 restaurants and beverage vendors offered their specialties for area law enforcement and supporters.
Proceeds will also help fund the Metro One helicopter.
"They are support for law enforcement. They've been involved in over 300 arrests so they are vital, and that's just last year," said Jackson Police Foundation President Susan Lunardini.
"Twenty five percent of the net proceeds are going to go straight to Metro One, and then the rest of the money is going to be dispersed as the needs are in the communities," said Take a Tasty Bite out of Crime Chairperson Cindy Clegg.
"The foundation gives donations to the police department in that they assist us to make purchases for different equipment otherwise we may not have had," said Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman.
The Jackson Police Foundation has been in existence for 10 years.
This is the 13th year the fund raiser has been held.
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