The Buffalo City Mission tackled their "Community Meal" with support from the Buffalo Bills players on November 24th. Wide receiver Terrell Owens, safety Bryan Scott, cornerback Drayton Florence, linebacker Chris Draft and wide receiver CJ Hawthorne volunteered to serve more than 300 people a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
In addition to serving meals, players also greeted guests, helped wash dishes, and signed autographs.
"The Community Meal is an annual event where we serve the people of Western New York," said Stuart Harper, executive director of the Mission. "We truly appreciate the continuous support of the Buffalo Bills organization and value their willingness to give up their time to give back to their community,"
The Buffalo City Mission feeds hundreds of the poor and homeless at the Men's Center and Cornerstone Manor, and also delivered more than 3,400 meals on Thanksgiving Day to homebound families and senior citizens.
Owens, Scott, Florence, Draft, and Hawthorne join a legendary line-up in what has become a tradition for the Buffalo Bills. Other players who have lent a helping hand to the Mission over the years include, Brian Moorman, Joe Burns, Josh Stamer, Jabari Greer, Duke Preston, John Stamers, Charlie Ferguson, Edward Rutkowski, Jeffrey Nixon and David White.
The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization that provides preventative, emergency and long-term recovery services to thousands of people who are homeless or impoverished. The Mission includes: Women and Children's Shelter (Cornerstone Manor); the Men's Community Center; the Mission Motors Vehicle Donation Program; and two thrift store locations to better serve our community. For more information, visit www.buffalocitymission.org or call 716-854-8181.