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For Immediate Release:
November 25, 2015
Media Contact:
Rona Bellamy
rbellam@miamidade.gov
305-375-2831

Commissioner Jordan gives away more than 900 Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families


Thanksgiving turkey give away
Left: Ted Lucas and Commissioner Barbara Jordan bring Lois Jackson and her family a basketful of Thanksgiving items donated by sponsors. Middle: Turkey giveaway sponsors are pictured with Commissioner Jordan at the Landmark auditorium. Right: Commissioner Jordan greets District 1 residents as they fill their trunk with Thanksgiving items.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan gave away a record 900 turkeys to families in need at her 11th annual turkey giveaway at Landmark in Northwest Miami-Dade County.  Commissioner Jordan and sponsors handed out turkeys and fresh produce to the elderly, handicapped, and social organizations that serve the community.

“I am so proud to announce that this year, because of our wonderful sponsors, we received more than 900 turkeys – the most donations we’ve ever received!” Commissioner Jordan said. “Our sponsors recognized the need in my community and stepped up to the plate to help provide turkeys and fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Later that morning, Jordan and record mogul Ted Lucas teamed up to deliver Thanksgiving baskets with all the trimmings to several impoverished families in North Miami-Dade County.

The donated turkeys were accompanied by fresh produce provided by Farmshare. This year’s turkey basket distribution was made possible by World Waste, Miami Dolphins, Landmark Aviation, Orion Jet Center, Fontainebleau Aviation, attorney Robert Holland, Farmshare, and the Ted Lucas Foundation.