About F5K

Feeding the 5000: Thanksgiving Outreach is a local community of volunteers and business partners coming together in the battle against hunger in Southwest Florida.

In the last 5 years, we have prepared and delivered over 35,000 meals to families in need across a five county area—from Port Charlotte to Immokalee.

Since our mission began, we have prepared over 45,000 meals, and we expect to go over 50,000 meals prepared and delivered this year.

Hundreds of community volunteers join together during the week of Thanksgiving to prepare and package complete Thanksgiving meals, complete with fixings. On Thanksgiving morning, volunteer drivers deliver those meals to families and ensure that everyone has plenty to be thankful for.

Feeding the 5000 provides our best opportunity to fight against hunger, to support our community, and to help needy families during the holiday season.

In 2015…

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6,200

Meals

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8,000

lbs of Side Dishes

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470

Turkeys

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750+

Volunteers

F5K Mission Stats

Here are some statistics about Feeding the 5000!

Total Meals Served

  • Meals

Turkeys Cooked

  • Turkeys

Lbs of Side Dishes

  • Side Dishes

Est. # of Volunteers

  • Volunteers

% of Volunteers On-site vs. Drivers

  • On-Site
  • Drivers