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WRCF To Feed 2,500 Prince George's County Families In Need At The 15th Annual Harvest Feast

Posted Nov 17, 2017

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation – with current Redskins players and alumni – will join more than 150 volunteers to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets, whole turkeys provided by SHOPPERS Food & Pharmacy® and beverages provided by PepsiCo to 2,500 Prince George’s County residents in need on Monday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the 15h annual Redskins Harvest Feast presented by Ryan Homes at FedExField.

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation – with current Redskins players and alumni – will join more than 150 volunteers to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets, whole turkeys provided by SHOPPERS Food & Pharmacy® and beverages provided by PepsiCo to 2,500 Prince George’s County residents in need on Monday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the 15h annual Redskins Harvest Feast presented by Ryan Homes at FedExField. 

Since 2003, the Redskins have gifted more than 1,242,335 pounds of packaged and fresh food and 520,500 pounds of turkey to area families in need. At this year’s Harvest Feast, the Redskins Charitable Foundation will distribute roughly 90,000 pounds of packaged food and fresh produce and 30,000 pounds of turkey. The annual event is a collaborative effort bringing together corporate, non-profit and government partners to make sure that families are able to celebrate the holiday together. The 2017 Harvest Feast is supported by Ryan Homes, Bank of America, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Performance Foodservice of Maryland, Capital Area Food Bank, PepsiCo, Prince George’s County Social Services and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

Harvest Feast Timeline:

10:15 a.m.                   Media Check-in

10:30 a.m.                   Press Conference

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Food Distribution

(Main Concourse – Redskins players to attend)

Redskins players – including Vernon Davis, Arie Kouandjio, Anthony Lanier II, Niles Paul, Terrelle Pryor and Chris Thompsonare scheduled to attend the event.

The event is not open to the general public. Prince George’s County Department of Social Services (PGCDSS) has determined eligibility for participation in the Harvest Feast food distribution program. In order to qualify, participants must provide proof of residency.

Media Information:

This event will be held rain or shine on the main level concourse between the NRG Energy Gate A and Pepsi Gate H at FedExField.

Media interested in attending should park in FedExField Lot H and enter through the Suites Administrative lobby entrance (adjacent to the Redskins Ticket Office).

A member of Redskins Public Relations will be in the lobby credentialing media and distributing Harvest Feast press kits. Media availability is from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. See above for the Harvest Feast event timeline.

Any questions regarding the 15th annual Redskins Harvest Feast presented by Ryan Homes or the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation should be directed to Tish Carmona of Redskins Public Relations at carmonat@redskins.com or 703-726-7077.

For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events, or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community, or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR or on Instagram at @Redskinsgiveback.

Any questions regarding eligibility for participation should be directed to Prince George’s County Department of Social Services.

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