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BCU, FAMU, FMU, JSU and TSU Thanksgiving\ Harvest-Fest

BCU, FAMU, FMU, JSU  and TSU Thanksgiving\ Harvest-Fest

Determined to help and give back to the community which has assisted with the many needs of their Alma Mater, Bethune Cookman University (BCU), Florida A&M University (FAMU), Florida Memorial University (FMU), Jackson State University (JSU) and Tennessee State University (TSU) banned together for their fourth year of Thanksgiving basket distribution to needy families in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

This Coalition was organized to collectively assist as many needy families as possible with Thanksgiving dinner. To reach these families, the coalition strategically rotate distribution sites throughout Broward County. This year, the distribution site was Osswald Park. “The community is especially grateful for the donations and we are elated to be the 2014 distribution site”, stated Sandra Sullivan, Park Manager.

The Thanksgiving Harvest-Fest organizers included: Moses Ball (BCU), Cynthia Johnson & Rev. Dr. Robert Shaw (FAMU), Lois DeHart (FMU), Gerald Hurley (JSU) and Winifred Pettis (TSU). Community donations included chapter members, friends and families, Roy Mizell Funeral Home, Applebee’s Restaurant, Office Depot and Publix.

Food items donated were peas, beans, stuffing, corn bread, macaroni & cheese, turkey gravy, cake mix, cake icing, cranberry sauce, yams and a gift certificate to purchase a ham or turkey.

This year a special feature “Turkey Talk” was added for recipients. Chef Moses Ball gave valuable information on the purchasing, preparation and storage of Thanksgiving meals. Demonstrations provided were how to check cooking temperatures and carving of turkey or ham.

To inquire how you may become a part of or donate to The 2015 Thanksgiving Harvest-Fest, call (954) 430-9760 or (954) 328-2242.


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