Renowned Chef from Jacksonville dies at 72 after Giving Away 500 Turkeys

Jacksonville Chef Alvin Harvey, a man known for his generosity and dedication to serving others, has passed away at the age of 72. Harvey was a prominent figure in the city’s culinary scene and was well-known for his efforts to give back to the community.

In 2005, Harvey and a group traveled to Louisiana to provide meals for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. He believed that helping others was essential and understood the struggles they faced. “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 said.

Harvey is survived by his wife Nancy, two daughters, and two sons. His legacy of kindness and compassion will continue to inspire those who knew him. The funeral service for Chef Alvin Harvey will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at Julington Baptist Church on Snyder Street.

By Aiden Johnson

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