Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale Thanksgiving Turkey Drive with BSO and Feeding South Florida
Helping our neighbors in need is what Thanksgiving is all about.
From all of us at Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, we hope that you and your family had a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive
On Novemeber 21, 2020, a few members of the Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale team assisted the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Feeding South Florida in providing hundreds of meals to families selected by BSO deputies, fire personnel, and/or staff members in BSO’s north, central, and south regions. A total of more than $23,000 was raised and countless food items donated to support this worthy cause. In the past two years, 5 million pounds of food has been delivered to people in need in Broward Area. This year, a total of 2,000 turkeys were passed out and many other Thanksgiving food items were donated to help us all have a taste of Thanksgiving in one of the most turbulent years.
Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida is the largest, most efficient food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community. Through innovative direct-service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida distributed nearly 119 million pounds (99.3 million meals) of food last fiscal year to over 706,000 individuals – 236,000 of whom are children and 100,000 are older adults. In Broward County alone, food insecurity affects 257,910 people.
Broward Sherrif’s Office
With approximately 5,400 employees, including more than 2,800 certified deputies and more than 700 fire rescue professionals, the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) is a full-service, public safety agency. BSO provides full-time law enforcement services in 14 Broward County cities and towns and in all of its unincorporated areas, serving more than one-third of the county. In addition, BSO protects the Broward County Courthouse, the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, areas of the Everglades, and the county’s waterways, including Port Everglades.
The Department of Law Enforcement, in addition to road patrol and other customary operations, administers special units including the Bomb Squad, the K-9 (canine) Unit, School Resource Deputy Unit, and the Child Protective Investigations Section (CPIS), which investigates allegations of abuse and neglect against Broward County’s children. BSO’s Department of Detention and Community Programs administers the county’s four jails and its offender programs including Drug Court and County Probation. The agency also manages 9-1-1 intake for the county and dispatch services for BSO and several local law enforcement agencies.
In October 2003, the administration of the county’s fire rescue operations was transferred to BSO. The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue (BSFR) provides fire suppression, fire protection, emergency medical services, and educational programs for most unincorporated areas and several contracted municipalities in Broward County. With more than 700 professional and highly-trained operations, support, and administrative personnel, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services provides fire suppression, fire protection, emergency medical services, and educational programs for most unincorporated areas of Broward County and to the municipalities of Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Pembroke Park, and Weston through contract agreements. Additionally, the department serves the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. BSFR also operates countywide Hazardous Materials, Air Rescue, Everglades Rescue, and Technical Rescue teams.
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Gallery