Thursday, November 17, 2011

20th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

Last Tuesday, November 15th, the Miami Dolphins along with Publix Super Markets and Feeding South Florida carried out the 20th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway at Sunlife Stadium. It is important to giveback to your community year round, but for me it always hits me a little harder when Thanksgiving and Christmas start approaching.

At this years giveaway we handed out Thanksgiving meals that will feed over 12,000 people in need from our community and neighboring communities. Dan handed out meals and while I manned the lines and helped people get their meals to their vehicles. My sister, Jenna and Dan's brother, Scott also helped people to their vehicles. It was fun to be able to take them along so they could see what we usually do on our day off.

Unfortunately hunger in South Florida is still rising, but we are happy to have helped feed over 12,000 people in our community. These meals will not just feed families, but allow them to take the opportunity to use their meal as a tool to gather their loved ones, set their worries aside for a day, sit around the table and make amazing memories on this years Thanksgiving.

This was Dan and my 4th year donating money and lending helping hands to this fabulous giveaway. Every year we enjoy it more and more. We enjoy seeing a few familiar faces every year and catching up on their life happenings. To hear a simple thank you accompanied with a smile is the best reward a person could ask for. Honest appreciation is always the most I could ask for, and from this event I am surrounded by it. It is truly uplifting.

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Photo Courtesy of Scott Carpenter

 Photo Courtesy of Miami Dolphins

Photo Courtesy of Miami Dolphins

Photo Courtesy of Miami Dolphins

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