MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With Thanksgiving less than a week away, many families across South Florida who struggle to make ends meet were unsure of how they were going to pay for a holiday feast of turkey and all the fixings.

On Sunday, some local organizations lent a hand.

In Broward County, the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center’s Basket Brigade delivered all the makings of a Thanksgiving meal to more than 1,200 homes. More than 500 volunteers were enlisted to deliver the baskets filled with filled with all the items needed to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey to the underprivileged families.

The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 children with special health care needs in Broward County.

In Pompano Beach, the law firm of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. teamed up the law firms of Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey and the The Perry Thurston Law Firm for this year’s annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway.

In doing so they were able to deliver 500 baskets with all the ‘fixins’ to families in the Golden Acres Community. Compared to last year’s event, this year they doubled the number of families they were able to help.

In Cooper City, American Legion Post 321 held their ‘Turkey-Run’ in which Legion motorcycle riders delivered 37 Thanksgiving dinners to military families at the Williams United States Army Reserve Center.

The Latin American Business Association, with the support of Walmart, Florida Venture Foundation, Soliman Structures, Inc., and Fl Sol Systems, Inc., handed out bags filled with un-cooked Turkeys and raw food items to over 500 families.


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