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Gloria And Emilio Estefan Host The Fifth Annual Bongos Cuban Cafe Thanksgiving Day Feed A Friend Event

This Thanksgiving, the rhythm is gonna get you! Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Chapman Partnership & American Red Cross will be inviting over 1500 guests to join together on the day of thanks for a Cuban-American, fusion holiday feast at Bongos Cuban Cafe (601 Biscayne Blvd.) on Thursday, November 22 from 11am-3pm.

Over the past four years, the event has served more than 8,000 families in transition. This year, families will be able to join together once again for a Thanksgiving meal featuring traditional American classics such as roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce in addition to a traditional Cuban lechon asado (roasted pork) and classic Cuban fixings including fried plantains and cassava (yuca) in mojo sauce. Live music by The Beatlemaniax, pumpkin pie, and children’s activities including face painting and crafts will provide a sweet finish to a day of giving thanks.

Gloria Estefan had this to say about the event:

“Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, it’s about sharing family, food and love. Which is why the “Thanksgiving: Feed A Friend” is the most special event we do all year, no gift giving involved except for the gift of love and care for the families that need it most. We are excited to support this event for the fifth year and look forward to many more.”

Emilio Estefan said:

“I feel it’s so important to give back and especially give back to a community that has given us so much. This event is proof that the giving spirit is alive and well. We are excited to once again partner with our sponsors: Florida Blue, Sedano’s Supermarkets and Baptist Health South Florida for this special event.”

Celebrity volunteers will be on hand to spread holiday cheer and help serve in the food line.

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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