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More than 800 participate in commissioner’s food giveaway

More than 800 participate in commissioner’s food giveaway

More than 800 participate in commissioner’s food giveaway

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell gets a hug from one of the beneficiaries of the annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell’s tradition of giving back to the less fortunate members of the community during the holiday season continues to draw hundreds of financially disadvantaged, the elderly and disabled residents, alike.

Commissioner Bell’s third annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway at the world-renowned Redland Fruit and Spice Park on Saturday, Nov. 23, was bigger and more successful than ever.

The Farm Share organization provided fresh fruits, vegetables, as well as other Thanksgiving staples. Along with Farm Share,Commissioner Bell’s staff provided plenty of frozen turkeys to more than 800 needy residents with the support of over 60 selfless community volunteers — making the recent Thanksgiving Holiday the most memorable one ever.

“I am delighted to have started this tradition of giving back to our community’s less fortunate when I was elected to the county commission.These wonderful but financially struggling residents deserve to have a good Thanksgiving meal surrounded by friends and family,” she said. “As long as I continue to serve, this tradition of giving back will continue each and every year.

“I am also eternally grateful to the Farm Share organization and the increasing number of volunteers who show up each and every year to help their fellow residents in need. Without them, these annual charity events simply could not be made possible.”

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