Donations collected since Hurricane Ian swept past Key West in late September, flooding hundreds of homes, were used last week to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 200 local families.
Conch Love nonprofit partners Paul Menta, of Key West’s First Legal Rum Distillery, and Pastor Jonathan Carey, at Glad Tidings Tabernacle, joined forces to provide the dinners that would serve eight people with enough for leftovers, Menta said.
Boxes were distributed on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Bahama Village Masons Lodge and St. James First Missionary Baptist Church.
A GoFundMe fundraiser garnered more than $20,000 in donations to help Key West families who endured floods and a large fire on Flagler Avenue during Hurricane Ian.
Conch Love is currently seeking referrals of families who need help with food for the Christmas holiday meal. Visit conchlove.org to make referrals.