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Renowned chef from Jacksonville who donated 500 turkeys passes away at 72


Mar 27, 2024

Jacksonville Chef Alvin Harvey, known for serving hundreds of people meals for Thanksgiving, has passed away at the age of 72. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at Julington Baptist Church on Snyder Street, just north of Bartram Springs.

Last November, Harvey was preparing to give away 500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixings in the Brentwood neighborhood. His generosity was well-known in the community, and he was loved for his giving spirit. His impact extended beyond Jacksonville, as in 2005 he traveled to Louisiana with a group to feed the needy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Chef Harvey believed in helping others and often spoke about the importance of empathy and understanding. He once said, “If I reach down to pull you up I want to feel your pain because we are all just one paycheck away from being homeless.” He is survived by his wife Nancy, two daughters, and two sons.

The passing of Chef Alvin Harvey is a loss to the community, as he leaves behind a legacy of generosity and kindness. His memory will live on through the lives he touched and the meals he served to those in need.

By editor

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