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Queen Latifah Delivers Thanksgiving Turkeys In Overtown

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Queen Latifah sits courtside during Game One of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat on May 31, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Queen Latifah sits courtside during Game One of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat on May 31, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Celebrities like to give back to their communities over Thanksgiving and this year actress and singer Queen Latifah is in Miami and she’s going door-to-door to deliver turkey meals to needy families in Overtown.

According to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald, Queen Latifath will be accompanied by former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning, whose foundation is sponsoring the event along with Publix.

Latifah and Mourning will personally knock on the door of 20 selected families and surprise them with a fully cooked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread rolls, stuffing, cranberry orange relish and apple cranberry cobbler.

The caravan departing to the homes left at 8:30 a.m. from the Overtown Youth Center at 450 NW 14th St.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report.)

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