Osceola County

Volunteers give out thousands of free Thanksgiving meals in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — If you’ve done your Thanksgiving grocery shopping, you have no doubt seen the sticker shock at the store.


Many Central Florida families can’t afford the holiday feast.

Photos: Volunteers give out thousands of free Thanksgiving meals in Kissimmee

Volunteers in Osceola County helped put food on the table for hundreds of families this week.

Elmer Morales of Kissimmee said it is a struggle to put food on the table for his family of seven.

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“I work, but it’s not enough for my family,” Morales said.

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The cost of a Thanksgiving meal this year is expected to be 20% higher than in 2021, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Volunteers in Kissimmee distributed enough groceries Tuesday to feed 2,000 families in need.

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Aero Engineering Support Group teamed up with Farm Share to organize the food distribution event.

The food handed out was equivalent to about $50 to $60 at the grocery store.

See more in the video above.

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