MIAMI (CBSMiami) — NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning is making sure hundreds of South Florida families in need get a Thanksgiving meal.READ MORE: The NFT Revolution Takes Center Stage At Art Basel Miami And Goes 'Where No One Has Gone Before'
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: Miami Weather: Warming Trend Continues This Week
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: Pari-Mutuels Fire Back At Seminoles In Gambling Appeal
Families who will get a surprise visit have been selected from the Overtown and Little Haiti communities.