MIAMI (CBSMiami) — NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning is making sure hundreds of South Florida families in need get a Thanksgiving meal.READ MORE: South Florida Playing Pivotal Role In Transformation Of Psychedelics As Mainstream Medicine
Over 400 families are getting meals just in time for the holiday, some prepared by Mourning himself along with other volunteers.
Tuesday morning, Mourning along with Publix staff, FedEx staff and volunteers gathered to prepare the meals, ahead of the afternoon meal distribution.READ MORE: Parkland parents furious following Texas elementary school shooting: ‘They failed our kids again’
The event which will happen at the Overtown Youth Center is part of Alonzo Mourning’s 15th annual “33 Thanksgivings.”
But it doesn’t stop there.
On Thanksgiving Day, Mourning will surprise 10 families with a fully-cooked Thanksgiving feast which includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry orange relish and iced tea.MORE NEWS: Environmental advocates who say Biscayne Bay is dying to gather Wednesday to find solutions
Families who will get a surprise visit have been selected from the Overtown and Little Haiti communities.