Thanksgiving is about food and kindness. In South Florida, various organizations and vendors are exemplifying those features with opportunities for free turkeys and other food for a holiday feast.
For free food distributions in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach, eligibility requirements may vary. For an event at Lauderhill Mall, proof of a prior eligible purchase is required. Events in some towns are for residents.
Please return to this feature as other food distribution events are added.
Farm Share is a nonprofit organization that distributes fruits, vegetables and other food items at different venues in Florida, often at drive-up events. Free food items provided usually include fresh produce, nonperishable items and water. To obtain food, you need to arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed. Information on drive-through pickups is online. First-come, first served. Financial donations are accepted via FarmShare.org
Feast For The Streets features a drive-up turkey and produce distribution at 10 a.m. November 22 while supplies are available, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami. One per household. Vehicles usually line up about 7 a.m., organizers say. For information, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. November 19, Hadley Park at 1350 NW 50th Street, Miami 33142
Distribution of meal kits, including turkey, while supplies last. Presented by Vous Church.
Event includes inflatables and other activities. Information and registration is online
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. November 19 is a distribution of fresh produce and turkeys at The Urban, 1000 NW Second Ave., Miami 33136 while supplies last. Information is online. An organizer recommends an RSVP online for receiving a free turkey and a lunch. Feature: Thanksgiving distribution of produce and turkeys
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. November 19, Vive City Chapel, 15651 NW 6th Avenue 33169
Distribution of free Thanksgiving dinners, while supplies last
Emphasis is on providing meals for underprivileged, low-income, unemployed, elderly, and single-parent homes
Information and registration is online
Free turkeys raffle 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. November 20, while supplies last at Festival Marketplace.
Lauderhill Mall, purchase required
Lauderhill Mall is distributing free turkeys 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. November 18 while supplies last. An eligible purchase is required. Provide a receipt of $20 from a purchase dated November 11 to November 18 from any store at Lauderhill Mall. The offer is not valid for receipts for grocery products. Adults only. One per family. Information is online.
Thanksgiving turkey and food distribution November 22 exclusively for Miramar residents. Information is online.
Greater Palm Beach
211 Palm Beach
211 Palm Beach offers information on free Thanksgiving food distributions in West Palm, Delray and other neighboring towns.
ThanksFeeding Family and Fun Day is 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. November 19 at Hobbit Skate Park, 505 Southeast 5th Avenue, Delray Beach 33483. Event includes Thanksgiving dinner kit, while supplies last; bounce houses; food for purchase; face painting and other fun. Information and RSVP is online.
Other Food Distribution events
Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida and its partners offer occasional free food distribution events in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The website also offers a list of participating organizations. Information is on the website.