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At 'Harvest Feast,' A Time To Give Back

Posted Nov 22, 2011

The Redskins hosted the ninth annual "Harvest Feast" on Tuesday at FedExField. The team, including owner Daniel M. Snyder, provided 3,500 families in need with a Thanksgiving turkey from Harris Teeter.


‘Tis the season for giving – and giving thanks.

On Tuesday at FedExField, the Redskins were able to do both.

At the ninth annual Harris Teeter-Redskins “Harvest Feast” Presented by Ryan Homes, the Redskins said thank you to Prince George’s County, home of the team’s stadium since 1997, and gave back to the community just as the holiday season began.

Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, general manager Bruce Allen and Redskins players Oshiomogho Atogwe, Lorenzo Alexander, Josh Wilson, Donte Stallworth, Jabar Gaffney, Niles Paul, Brandyn Thompson, Nick Sundberg and Erik Cook helped hand out Thanksgiving food baskets to Prince George’s County residents in need.

Snyder attends the team’s Thanksgiving food giveaway every year. He called it a “moving” event.

“This is about giving back to the community,” Snyder said. “Prince George’s County has been great to FedExField and we’re so thankful to the people of this county for everything they do for us. There are 3,500 families who will have a great Thanksgiving because of all the efforts of Harris Teeter and Ryan Homes and all of the participants.

Added Allen: “We’re going to touch thousands of people and give them a Thanksgiving dinner, and that’s special. It’s a way for us to help out our community and our neighbors.”

More than 400 volunteers from the U.S. Armed Service, Ernst & Young, FedEx, Harris Teeter, Junior League of Washington, Kearney & Company, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, Ryan Homes and Wells Fargo, as well as the famed Hogettes, were on hand to help with the distribution.

The Thanksgiving food baskets included a whole turkey from Harris Teeter for families to enjoy during the upcoming holidays.

“We’re blessed as Redskins, and this is an opportunity to give back to families that really need help at this time of year,” Alexander said.

For Wilson, the event really resonated.

He grew up in nearby Hyattsville, Md., and starred at DeMatha Catholic High School before moving on to the University of Maryland.

“This is my community, I know the people,” he said. “I lived where they live. It’s important to give back to people who are less fortunate because at one point in my life, I was one of those people. Now that I’m in a position where people look up to me from a football standpoint, it’s important – and it’s fun to give back.”

As part of FedEx Special Delivery, several Redskins players delivered turkeys and Thanksgiving food baskets to shelters and other families in Prince George’s County.

In total, more than 45,500 pounds of Harris Teeter turkeys were distributed. More than 110,000 pounds of packaged and fresh food were provided by Operation Blessing to complete the Thanksgiving food baskets.

All children in attendance also received a special visit with Santa and a children’s gift bag which included a Redskins Read activity book, toys and treats.

Prince George’s County residents in need were identified and invited to the event by churches, schools and community organizations.

 

 

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