(CBS DETROIT) – On Memorial Day a local couple along with their fraternity and sorority, wanted to show appreciation for a few men and women in blue.

“We were able to prepare a meal, a home cooked meal,” said Nicole Pennington.

That home cooked meal prepared by a local chef went to the Inkster Police Department.

To make this all possible, Nicole and Des Pennington called in to the Cheryl Underwood national radio show to ask for help.

“We were listening and we heard that they were having a, good Fridays lending a helping hand,” Des Pennington.

Known for lending a helping hand in the community, the Pennington’s thought why not enter this national contest, after all they wanted to show their appreciation to the Inkster Police Department and needed help doing so.

About a week later, they received a call.

“And we are going to pay that chef, to do the dinner, the hot meal for the inkster police department.”

Best known as a Co-host on CBS “The Talk”, Cheryl Underwood granted the Pennington’s request.

With the funds, they were able to not only provide hot meals to the Inkster Police Department, but also the fire department. All while providing business to local Chef Maurice Wallace of Lonestar catering, who like many has been struggling during this pandemic.

“For us to help him in his everyday business,” said Des Pennington.

“We want small businesses to survive this,” said Nicole Pennington.

The Pennington’s say they will continue to support their community, especially during this pandemic.

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