Remembering Chef Alvin Harvey: A Man Whose Heart was Bigger Than His Kitchen

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 giving spirit, passed away at the age of 72. Last November, he was preparing to give away 500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixings in the Brentwood neighborhood. His impact extended beyond Jacksonville as well, as he traveled to Louisiana with a group in 2005 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.

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