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Thanksgiving Food Drives in South Florida: Ways You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Community

When Isaac first started making eyes at Florida back in August, you went overboard on the last-minute hurricane supply frenzy. Now your broom closet is stuffed with so many cans of baked beans and bottles of ketchup that you're starting to feel like one of those "Extreme Couponing" ladies. Instead of hoarding a bunch of food you'll probably never get around to eating, why not lend a hand to someone who could use a little help around the holidays?

Feeding South Florida has plenty of great information about how you can help locally. Organizations like Boca Helping Hands and The Pantry of Broward, and many, many others make it easy to donate money and canned goods any time of year. Or, after the jump, find a few other creatives ways to help fight hunger in your community.

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Vic & Angelo's Coal Oven

If you'd like for your Thanksgiving meal to have a positive impact on someone else, Vic & Angelo's in Palm Beach Gardens will donate a portion of the proceeds from its Thanksgiving menu to The Palm Beach County Food Bank. The limited holiday menu is available from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, and each meal purchased will equal one meal for someone locally who is struggling with hunger.

STK Miami

STK Miami, the trendy "not your daddy's steakhouse" on Miami Beach, hosts a weekly promo called Magnum Mondays. This week, they're launching a "Good Food for a Good Cause Project" to coincide with the Monday night shebang. Monday evening, they'll kick off the week-long effort to raise awareness of hunger by pairing with Feeding South Florida. From 8 to 10 p.m., the restaurant will offer free Stoli Karamel Apple martinis while hosting a fall/winter fashion show. "Good Food..." continues through Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) and guests who are seated for dinner will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly and dessert with the donation of five canned goods.

Potential Church's "Flip Us a Bird" Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Potential Church in Hallandale Beach, will host its fifth annual "Flip Us a Bird" Thanksgiving Turkey Drive today at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. After each church service today, members of the congregation rush out to purchase items like turkeys, hams, and pies, and drive them back to the church's parking lot where the items are then loaded into refrigerated trucks.

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Tricia Woolfenden

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