The Petal Children's Task Force is helping needy families with Christmas toys and food.
On Friday, the streets were closed as officers and volunteers gave out toys to area kids to help make their Christmas a little brighter.
The Christmas Assistance program started over 26 years ago and it has helped thousands of families during the holidays.
We're so blessed and we have what we need and there are some people out there that do not have and we want to bless them at Christmas time and let them know that, you know, we are here to help and to serve and that's what we want to do,” said Demaris Lee, executive director of Petal Children’s Task Force.
Donations came from area churches, families and businesses.