Thanksgiving Drive 2021

Dare to Care Thanksgiving Drive 2021

Dare to Care Thanksgiving Drive 2021



Dare to Care (DTC) is a community-based 501(C)3 organization located in Lauderhill, Florida. DTC has served the South Florida community for over 16 years and has several targeted initiatives it provides to the South Florida community.


Broward County has been identified as an area where food insecurity is a reality that many residents face daily. According to the most recent Census Bureau data, in Broward County, 14.3% of the population goes days or more without access to enough food to be active and healthy. Most striking is that 18.9% of children in South Florida are food insecure, meaning 236,270 children go to bed hungry every night. Of those experiencing food insecurity, 17% do NOT qualify for federal nutrition programs and often must rely on emergency food assistance programs like Dare to Care.


Our current initiative is our annual Thanksgiving food drive. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, DTC provides groceries for a complete Thanksgiving dinner, to local residents. The entire community comes out and participates in this event. Local television and/or radio stations promote the activities live.


In 2020, we fed over 2,500 families. The grocery consists of all of the items that are part of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Our goal this year is to feed 3,000 families. Our cost per family is approximately $30.00. We have identified a financial shortfall in our budget to successfully complete this initiative of $50,000. This is our immediate and most pressing need.