Turkey Time: Giants players volunteer for Thanksgiving

Posted Nov 23, 2016

TURKEY TIME: GIANTS PLAYERS VOLUNTEER FOR THANKSGIVING

The New York Giants (7-3) have been pretty busy on the field lately, to the tune of a five-game winning streak.

Off the field, it's been an equally busy time as well. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Giants players have been taking off the pads and stepping into the community to volunteer and give back to those in need. Recent visits include a trip to Eva's Community Kitchen, Food Bank For New York City and Community Food Bank of New Jersey. In addition, the Giants hosted a food drive with Stop & Shop at the most recent home game against the Chicago Bears. All proceeds went to the Food Bank for New York City.

Check out all of the recent community visits and Happy Thanksgiving!

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

Community Food Bank of New Jersey is the largest anti-poverty organization in New Jersey, helping feed the 1.1 million hungry people in the state, of which 340,000 are children. Giants players Zak DeOssie, Jonathan Casillas, Brad Wing, Kelvin Sheppard, Robbie Gould, Trevin Wade and Robert Thomas helped unload 1,500 turkeys, which were all donated by Stop & Shop.

Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City is the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Giants players came by to serve dinner in what's become an annual visit filled with laughter (and turkey).

Eva's Community Kitchen

Feeding the hungry in Paterson, New Jersey since 1982, Eva's Community Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch for up to 400 people a day and is open 365 days a year. Guests dining in the Community Kitchen are seated at tables and served with dignity and respect. Giants rookies, including Eli Apple, Sterling Shepard, Paul Perkins and more stopped by to volunteer in the kitchen for the meal service and provide lunch to the guests.

DRC Thanksgiving Dinner

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie hosted a Thanksigiving dinner for 250 elementary students at PS 115 in New York City. It's the third year of DRC's "food for children" program. The Giants' cornerback runs the initiative through his Dreambuilders program, Blessings in a Backpack.

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