Buffalo Bills players and their families, as well as Bills staff and volunteers from the Food Bank of Western New York, helped provide meals to more than 800 local families through the Bills annual Thanksgiving Blitz.
This year's effort was the result of $45,000 in donations from Bills players and coaches, covering the cost of the meals, with each meal feeding approximately 8-10 people. The meals were assembled by members of the Bills Women's Association and Bills staff.
"What makes this special time of year even more meaningful is watching local families in need receive a Thanksgiving feast from the Buffalo Bills. There is no greater joy than seeing the smiles on the faces of these appreciative recipients," said Marylou Borowiak, President and CEO of the Food Bank of WNY.
"We are always happy to partner with the Food Bank of WNY and support the amazing work they do in our community," said Gretchen Geitter, Buffalo Bills Vice President of Community Relations. "We are extremely thankful for the generosity of our players and their families, coaches, and staff and we hope today's effort leads to a healthy and happy Thanksgiving for many families in our community."
While the snowy weather caused the cancellation of the delivery of the meals by Bills players themselves to the local families at the Food Bank, each family will recieve their meal in time for Thanksgiving.