More than 700 families participate during Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell gives turkeys to persons participating in the Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.

The spirit of Thanksgiving is alive and well as Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell, in collaboration with the volunteers from Farm Share, distributed turkeys, chickens and food suitable for a complete holiday meal to more than 700 underprivileged families during the commissioner’s second annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Cutler Ridge Park in Cutler Bay.

“It was so gratifying to see so many volunteers from Homestead Job Corps, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, as well as resident volunteers from all corners of District 8, give so much of themselves to help distribute much-needed food so that many needy families in District 8 will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving Day like the rest of us,” Commissioner Bell said. “Because of their selfless efforts maybe, just maybe, it will give these needy families a little more hope and confidence for a better new year.”

Commissioner Bell and her staff were aided in the distribution of food by Girl Scout Troops 85, 156, 307, and Boy Scout Troop 711, Homestead Job Corps, as well as Town of Cutler Bay Mayor Edward “Ed” MacDougall, Vice Mayor Ernie Sochin, and Councilmember Sue Ellen Loyzelle.

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