Jani-King of Miami continued its tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals for the homeless and hungry of Miami-Dade and Broward County, Florida over the Thanksgiving Holiday. The annual Thanksgiving block party and Great Thanksgiving Banquet is hosted by the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers and was sponsored by Jani-King.
Over 600 volunteers served up 2500 traditional Thanksgiving meals on Thursday, November 22 at Miami Rescue Mission, Broward Outreach Center Hollywood and Broward Outreach Center Pompano.
In addition to a traditional Thanksgiving meals, there was entertainment at each location for both children and adults that included a “kid’s corner,” live music and other fun activities. Various giveaways and services were on each campus during the outside event and festivities. Clothes and hygiene products were given to those families in need as well as services such as haircuts, shoulder massages and blood pressure checks.
About the Miami Rescue Mission
Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) Centers have served the homeless and needy men, women, and children of Miami. Every day the organization provides food, shelter, clothing, education, job training, spiritual direction and long-term rehabilitation programs in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano to nearly 1,200 homeless. The mission also has at-risk after-school and summer day camp youth programs. The Miami Rescue Mission started reaching out to the homeless in Broward County in 1992 and in 1997 the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood was opened. Then in 2002 the Broward Outreach Center in Pompano Beach was opened to serve the homeless in the north end of Broward.