Thanksgiving is always a time for those to be grateful for what they have and at times, to give back to the community.
In the case for the New York Giants, they did just that, as players and members of the Giants were on hand to help donate over 1,500 turkeys to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside this past week.
Members of the Giants such as Alec Ogletree, Evan Engram, Scott Simonson, Bennie Fowler and Curtis Riley were on hand to help serve the community and help families in need.
The turkeys given out were provided by Stop & Shop.
“I know a lot of people that needed food,” Ogletree said via NJ Advance Media. “My mom and dad were always helping people out, even when we didn’t have much. Especially around this time, it’s important to be thankful for everything you have. Being new to town, I definitely wanted to help out in any way possible.”
The Giants then visited the Hillside Senior Center to deliver produce and spend some time with the seniors.
“It’s the holidays and I wanted to do something to help in the community,” said Fowler. “I didn’t know there are so many people that don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Learning that when I first got here gave a lot of significance to it.”
With a lot of people across the country not always having enough food, it’s good to see professional organizations like the Giants take time out of their day to help give back to the community and in this case, help families who might not have enough and were in need.