This is one of my favorite Tampa Bay Buccaneer Holiday Traditions as it fills a need for those who are less fortunate have a happy Thanksgiving!
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers in conjunction with Publix Supermarkets will provide over 1,100 meals for pre-selected families, who were selected by United Way Suncoast and local non-profit organizations, on November 24th at 4:30 PM between Raymond James Stadium and AdventHealth Training Facility.
Families will receive a full meal purchased by the Buccaneers offensive linemen with additional contributions from Publix Stores, who will provide $23,000 in gift cards, each family receiving a $20 gift card. The meal will consist of a 12-16lb turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, pie, vegetables, and stuffing, with added donated items from General Mills and King’s Hawaiian.
Captain Fear will join over 75 Buccaneers staff members and Cheerleaders to help distribute meals. Strict Covid-19 protocols will be in place. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman, however, will be attending virtually with a special video message and a holiday card shared to the families from the of these offensive players and their families: Alex Cappa, Joe Haeg, Ryan Jensen, Nick Leverett, Ali Marpet, John Molchon, Donovan Smith, A.Q. Shipley, Aaron Stinnie, Josh Wells, and Tristan Wirfs, as well as Assistant Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator Harold Goodwin, and Offensive Line Coach Joe Gilbert.
The event will begin with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation Social Justice with a presentation of a matching $41,000 grant to Feeding Tampa Bay, marking the third consecutive year in which the Buccaneers have collaborated with Feeding Tampa Bay. The donation will help stock school pantries, mobile pantries, Feeding Tampa Bay’s over 500 agency pantries, and help to provide meals to those in need throughout the community over the holidays!
‘Tis the Season! Go Bucs!
Source: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers