Local riders collect over 600 turkeys for homeless

WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Hundreds of motorcyclists rode for a cause in Miami-Dade County, Sunday morning.

Riders from all over South Florida strapped turkeys to their hogs in a coordinated effort to help feed the homeless.

Liberty Motorcycle Association, as well as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Riders, collected more than 600 turkeys to be distributed to those who need them most.

“Everybody eats about 8 ounces of turkey, the national average, so we get 6,000 pounds,” said Alex Hernandez of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Riders. “Twelve thousand people get to eat this time in Miami-Dade and Broward County, and Palm Beach. We’re working with Miami Rescue Mission; all the turkeys are going to be donated to them, and they’re going to distribute it to all the homeless.”

Almost one million meals were provided to hungry people last year, thanks to the efforts of Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers.

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