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Dezerland Park to host Heart of Florida United Way Thanksgiving Project

Meal Kits will be sorted, organized and packed onsite for 5th annual Thanksgiving Project

Dezerland Park to host Heart of Florida United Way Thanksgiving Project

hanksgiving is all about being grateful for what we have, spending time with family, and, of course, enjoying a delicious meal with our loved ones. As the start of the holiday season, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give back to the Central Florida community, and Dezerland Park has partnered with Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) to do just that.

From Monday, November 13 to Saturday, November 18, HFUW team members, board members, volunteers, donors and sponsors will gather at Dezerland Park to sort, organize, pack and distribute 4,000 meal kits for families in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.

The meal kits assembled during the annual project ensure that families, including HFUW’s ALICE Families, who are “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed,” can enjoy a warm, Thanksgiving meal at home.

“It’s an honor to take part in this meaningful project and to host the HFUW team and the generous volunteers at Dezerland,” said Soren Schomburg, General Manager of Dezerland Park. “Our team is excited to pitch in and help assemble the meal kits for our friends and neighbors around Central Florida!”

There are volunteer opportunities open to all ages (with adult supervision) ranging from packing kits to making cards and helping distribute meal kits at one of three distribution locations.

After exploring the Orlando Auto Museum guests can also enjoy meals from a variety of cuisines in Dezerland Action Park’s food hall and explore the other indoor attractions, including Florida's longest indoor go-kart track, a laser tag maze, a virtual reality arena and more.

To learn more, sign up for a volunteer shift or donate, visit

To learn more about Dezerland Park, visit

Dezerland Park to host Heart of Florida United Way Thanksgiving Project

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