Feeding the 5000

About This Project

Feeding the 5000: Thanksgiving Outreach is a local community of volunteers and business partners coming together in the battle against hunger in Southwest Florida.
Over the past five years, we have provided over 10,000 Thanksgiving meals to needy families across a five county area—from Port Charlotte to Immokalee. Hundreds of community volunteers join together during the week of Thanksgiving to prepare and package fresh, hot meals. On Thanksgiving morning, volunteer drivers deliver those meals to families and ensure that everyone has plenty to be thankful for.

I’ve been in charge of the recap videos since 2008 and redesigned the logo in 2010. Feeding the 5000 went viral in 2009 with a simple information website and was revamped in 2010 with a brand new website, complete with volunteer and recipient signup forms, as well as Facebook and Twitter profiles.


Volunteer Hours in 2013


Volunteers in 2013


Total Meals Provided

2013 Recap Video

2012 Timelapse Video

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