From Helping Hands to Hearts: Remembering Generous Chef Alvin Harvey

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
Renowned chef from Jacksonville who donated 500 turkeys passes away at 72

Chef Alvin Harvey, a beloved figure in the Jacksonville community for his generosity and kindness, passed away at the age of 72. In November 2018, he planned to give away 500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixings in the Brentwood neighborhood. His giving spirit was widely recognized and loved by many.

Harvey’s impact extended beyond Jacksonville as well. In 2005, he traveled to Louisiana with a group to feed those affected by Hurricane Katrina. He believed in helping others and often spoke about the importance of empathy and understanding. As 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.”

Harvey is survived by his wife Nancy, two daughters, and two sons. His passing has left a void in the community as he leaves behind a legacy of generosity and kindness. The memories of the meals he served to those in need will live on through those whose lives he touched.

A funeral service for Chef Harvey will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at Julington Baptist Church on Snyder Street, just north of Bartram Springs.

By Eleanor Harrison

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