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Posted November 15, 2023 | 12:17 PM

Alstott Family Foundation Donating More Thanksgiving Meals to Hillsborough Fire Rescue for 5th Year

This year marks the 300th meal donated to HCFR by the Foundation

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2023) - For the fifth year in Hillsborough County, the Mike Alstott Family Foundation will be making a difference in the kitchens of all 46 Hillsborough County Fire Rescue stations with donated Thanksgiving dinner groceries that firefighters can use to prepare a feast for themselves at the fire house.

Firefighters working a shift on a holiday spend the day away from their families, so the crews often celebrate holidays together with their fire family. These meals are made even more special when the fire crew does not have to go out and shop for the Thanksgiving meals because of the Alstott Family Foundation's generosity.

Alstott, a former star running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a Ring of Honor inductee at Raymond James Stadium, will be on hand to deliver, organize, and distribute the groceries to fire crews on Wednesday morning. Each year, the Foundation brings all the fixings for a Thanksgiving feast, including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, gravy, and cheesecake. The foundation also is adding coffee for the first time to this year's grocery haul for each fire station.

This year's feasts will be picked up at Hillsborough County Fire Rescue headquarters on Friday.

Who: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and the Mike Alstott Family Foundation
What: Firefighter crews picking up Thanksgiving dinners
Where: HCFR Headquarters, 9450 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
When: 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

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