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Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 06, 2013

On November 28th, 2013, Thanksgiving morning, Branches delivered 6,389 hot meals to needy individuals and families in less than four hours. This is the largest meal delivery effort in Florida on Thanksgiving Day. 1,574 volunteers at 8 sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties worked hard on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and passing them off to volunteer drivers who delivered them. Each meal included turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, a roll with butter and of course a piece of 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 partnered with several United Methodist congregations as well as Temple Israel to make this Thanksgiving miracle possible. The cooking preparations began a few days prior which included the seasoning of turkeys and prepping of all the vegetables, trimmings and dessert. Many volunteer chefs and cooks spent countless hours getting ready for the big day to make sure that everything went off without a hitch.

A huge thank you goes out to our premiere Thanksgiving Meal Delivery sponsors:

Carnival Foundation

Regions Bank

Brown Mackie College Miami

Molina Healthcare

Publix Charities

Batchelor Foundation

United Way of Miami-Dade

Goya Foods of Florida


About Branches

For 40 years, Branches (formerly South Florida Urban Ministries) 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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