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Family Resource Center’s Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive In Miami


Family Resource Center FRC logo

Help South Florida’s in-need population enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner by donating to the Family Resource Center’s Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive. The FRC is accepting online donations, grocery store gift cards ($25 – $50) and pre-assembled food baskets. Organizations and members of the community can host their own food drives to collect canned goods, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie mix and other holiday favorites. A list of items is available here.

“This program helps close to 500 foster children and their caretakers each year,” said Dr. Oren Wunderman, Executive Director of the Family Resource Center. “By being able to give all of the traditional foods for a Thanksgiving meal, the program creates a sense of stability and comfort that may be lacking for foster kids due to their new and unfamiliar surroundings.”

The Family Resource Center is currently caring for more than 900 abused, neglected or abandoned children. Help the Center provide these children and area families with a traditional Thanksgiving meal by supplying a gift card, hosting a food drive or simply donating online. Last year, the FRC provided 75 food baskets, 45 grocery store gift cards and 30 turkeys to area families.


Assembled food baskets (Photo Credit: Family Resource Center)


The Family Resource Center asks that food baskets and boxes be assembled before delivery. Random assortments of canned items cannot be accepted. To participate, please contact Liza Hernandez, Development Manager, at lhernandez@frcflorida.org by October 27.

Baskets should be delivered to the Family Resource Center on November 17, 18 or 19. Store gift cards can be mailed to the Center, Attn.: Development


WHEN: Now!

Family Resource Center of South Florida
155 S. Miami Ave.
Suite 400
Miami, FL 33130
Ph. 305-374-6006

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