Branches’ 15th Annual Thanksgiving Delivers 6,000+ Meals to Families in Need

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November 26th, 2015, Thanksgiving morning, Branches delivered over 6,100 hot meals to needy individuals and families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

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On November 26th, 2015, Thanksgiving morning, Branches delivered over 6,100 hot meals to needy individuals and families from 9 different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery effort in Florida on Thanksgiving Day. Over 1,200 volunteers worked very hard on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and passing them off to volunteer drivers who delivered them. Each meal includes turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, a roll, and of course a piece of pumpkin pie. However, Branches’ Thanksgiving program is about much more than just a hot meal; all meals include a Meal Insert, which provides clients with valuable information about community resources and programs in English, Spanish and Creole.

Branches is excited to be celebrating its 15th Thanksgiving Anniversary. Branches partners with several United Methodist congregations as well as Faith in the City to make this Thanksgiving miracle possible. Volunteers begin the cooking preparations a few days prior to Thanksgiving which include the seasoning of turkeys and prepping of all the vegetables, trimmings and dessert. Many volunteer chefs and cooks will spend countless hours getting ready for the big day to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch.

A huge thank you goes out to our premiere Thanksgiving Meal Delivery sponsors, Carnival Foundation and Molina Healthcare of Florida.

Thank you as well to our other top sponsors:
Alan Goldfarb P.A.
Florida Blue
Publix Super Markets Charities
Regions Bank
South East District of the United Methodist Church
The Batchelor Foundation
Vitas Healthcare

To learn more about this program or to make a gift, please visit and click on Thanksgiving. Thank you!
About Branches
For over 40 years, Branches has made a positive impact in the community by delivering on its mission to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services. Branches provides long-term, holistic services for motivated individuals and families. We help people grow deeper and climb higher in life by building a foundation through education so they can achieve their goals and fulfill their potential. For additional information about Branches, please call 305.442.8306 or visit

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