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Atlanta Falcons Serve Up Thanksgiving

During the month of November, the Falcons have made hunger relief a key focus of the organization’s outreach efforts. With the holidays nearing, the Falcons have committed themselves to giving back to the city of Atlanta and to those who are less fortunate within the community.

Behind the leadership of the Atlanta Falcons Community Relations department, the organization teamed up with Publix Super Markets for the third-annual Falcons Feast. In addition, the team also visited two homeless shelters in the city.

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House Thanksgiving Dinner

The Falcons began their Thanksgiving initiatives on Monday night, visiting Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House, where the Specialists provided and served Thanksgiving dinner to the women and children in attendance. My Sister’s House is Atlanta Mission’s women and children’s shelter in Atlanta, providing shelter for up to 264 guests.

Falcons Specialists, K Matt Bryant, K Giorgio Tavecchio, P Matt Bosher and LS Josh Harris, were all in attendance for the dinner, helping serve food, signing autographs and taking pictures with the women and children.

“Every year we go in and feed a Thanksgiving meal to the Atlanta Mission and the women’s shelter that is there. It’s a lot of the women and children that are living there at the mission. It’s an awesome night, to be able to give back and see the gratitude and the excitement on their face, to be able to share a meal together and be able to have that time to shower them with love and generosity and see how it affects them and it affects us as well.” - Falcons LS Josh Harris
My Sister’s House is designed to meet a person’s basic needs like food and shelter, but also provide customized care to every woman and child that walks in the door. Mothers learn to love, coach, correct, and encourage their children. Their holistic approach to life transformation means they help their clients overcome the cause of their homelessness.

For more information about My Sister's House, click below.

falcons feast

Whether it’s rain, snow or shine, the Falcons won’t let anything stop them. On Tuesday, the Falcons teamed up with Publix Super Markets for the third-annual Falcons Feast. And despite the rainy conditions, that morning over 800 Thanksgiving meals were distributed to families in need from the Westside of metro Atlanta.

“The Falcons Feast is really fun, we’re giving away turkeys and Thanksgiving meals to families who normally wouldn’t be able to have it. It’s really important for all of us, during the holiday season, everyone get together and join as friends and families and have a great time.” - Falcons C Alex Mack

Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line and Defensive Line made a charitable contribution to purchase all 800 turkeys for families to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday. The families, who were preselected by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and CHRIS 180, had the opportunity to chat and take pictures with the players as they picked up the meals.

The Falcons offensive line, including associates from the Blank Family of Businesses and the Falcons organization, were all in attendance to pass out the meals to the families.

“It’s a really good feeling. Events like this are definitely needed and I’m glad the offensive line got to get together to do this. Everyone is happy to be out here doing this. It’s a good event, giving away some meals and we’re enjoying ourselves.” - Falcons OT Matt Gono

Atlanta Mission: Shepherd’s Inn Thanksgiving Dinner

Later that Tuesday, Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett visited Atlanta Mission: Shepherd’s Inn. For the second-straight year, Jarrett provided and helped serve dinner to the men at the shelter.

Grady was joined by his mom, Elisha, and the Falcons assistant general manager, Scott Pioli.
“Giving back is very important, especially in this holiday season. We wanted to make it a special experience for the men involved so they had a lot of fun. It was good to be able to provide them with good spirits and good vibes, they really had a great time!” - Falcons DT Grady Jarrett
Every day, Shepherd’s Inn serves up to 450 men with the goal of shepherding them, one at a time, into a new life of independent living. The Shepherd’s Inn provides hot meals, a comfortable place to sleep, and genuine care from staff.

For more information about The Shepherd's Inn, click below.

For more information about Atlanta Falcons Community Relations and their programs, click below.

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