The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres foundations will provide 1,000 Thanksgiving meals for families throughout Western New York with a total donation of more than $50,000 this holiday season. The donation is a part of the direct community aid initiative Terry and Kim Pegula launched in March that has committed $1.2 million to help members of the community who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This year has been challenging in many ways, so it is our hope that the meals provided can take pressure off of families during this holiday season," Sabres VP of Community Relations Rich Jureller and Bills VP of Community Relations Gretchen Geitter jointly said. "We are grateful our two teams are able to come together to support those in need in the City of Buffalo. Eight Days of Hope, Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY are organizations that make it their priority to give back to the community every day and we are pleased to be a lending hand in their efforts this Thanksgiving."
The Thanksgiving initiatives include the Buffalo Bills Annual Thanksgiving Blitz. 600 Western New York families received Thanksgiving meals through FeedMore WNY. The complete meals include turkey, rolls, potatoes, apples, green beans, corn, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, iced tea mix, apple juice, apple and pumpkin pies.
The Buffalo Sabres are teaming with Eight Days of Hope to distribute 200 turkey dinners at four City of Buffalo churches as the holiday approaches. The meal supplies will be enough to feed a family of six. The Sabres Foundation will also be donating an additional 200 turkeys to the City Mission and FeedMore WNY for the families they serve.