Although we are just entering the holiday season, The Buffalo Bills have already been busy bringing some Thanksgiving cheer to Western NY families.
Bills players and members of the team’s coaching staff went to Valley Community Center on Monday to hand deliver 200 frozen Thanksgiving meals that they purchased for Western New York families. Each meal is designed to feed a family of 12. The contents of each meal that were purchased and will be distributed to each family include a 15-20 pound frozen turkey, sweet potato and apple pies, rolls, sweet and white potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and various side dishes.
Through the partnership between the Buffalo Bills and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, the 200 families are from the Valley Community Center and Old First Ward Community Center. The two community centers serve the majority of the South Buffalo community.
On Tuesday, the Bills Toyota Rookie Club served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 300 children and families at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center. The families are community members that benefit from the services of the NW Buffalo Community Center. This was the 10th annual Thanksgiving Dinner event with the Bills Toyota Rookie Club and NW Buffalo Community Center. The Buffalo Bills donated the Thanksgiving Dinner and the food was prepared by volunteers from the NW Buffalo Community Center.
For the second consecutive year, the Drayton Florence Foundation wants to give thanks to US military families, who sacrifice so much for our country by providing them with full Thanksgiving dinners. On Tuesday, Buffalo Bills cornerback Drayton Florence personally hosted the 29 military families, selected through a partnership with WNY Heroes, to provide them with their special holiday meal.