Law enforcement agencies to dish out free lunch

By WEEK Producer

July 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:23 AM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Law enforcement agencies around the state will be serving the community in a unique way this Friday.

Officers will be serving a free lunch Friday at the Texas Roadhouse on Riverside Drive in East Peoria to raise money for the Special Olympics.

The free meal will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The menu consists of a pulled pork sandwich and bread with honey cinnamon butter.

In exchange for the free meal, diners will be asked to leave a donation to help nearly 33,000 athletes in the state.

Officers from all over the area are looking to be the top fundraiser this year.

"There were two other Texas Roadhouses in Illinois that beat us last year," said State Trooper Dustin Pierce. "We want to make sure we are the top fundraiser this year. We have a lot of officers. Almost 30 officers volunteered to work this event, Pekin Police Department, Tazewell County Sheriff's Department, Tazewell County Jail, East Peoria Police Department and Illinois State Police."

Unlike last year, at this year's free lunch event you will also have the option to get your meal to go.

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