Local food bank asks for turkey donations to give to families in need

MIAMI (WSVN) - Dozens of people lined up around the block outside of Curley’s House of Style in Miami to get their hands on a turkey for the holidays.

The Miami food bank was looking for donations of frozen turkeys so they can provide some holiday help to those in need before Thanksgiving. Several organizations pitched in to make the event a successful one, Monday afternoon.

Curley’s House opened up shop around 2 p.m. Private donors helped out. Radio station 103.5 The Beat and the Miami Dolphins also wanted to lend an extra hand.

The food bank started with 200 turkeys on hand and needed at least 500 more.

The Dolphins donated 150 turkeys, and The Beat donated between 300 and 400 turkeys.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also helped to pass out turkeys.

“Gotta give thanks for everything that we have and also need to help those who may not have as much as we do,” Gimenez said. “That’s the spirit of Thanksgiving, the spirit of this country, and so that’s why I’m here, to show my support and hand out some turkeys.”

Every month, Curley’s House distributes food to over 5,000 needy families in the area. However, during the holidays, the number can climb higher.

“That’s 5,000 people that are hungry, that really need food, that are going without food, and it’s the holiday season, and we would hate to see anybody go without food to feed their families for the holidays,” said a worker.

Curley’s House still needs more donations before Thanksgiving arrives. If you would like to donate to Curley’s House, you can make a donation in-person at their Miami location:

6025 NW 6th Ct.
Miami, Florida

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