Falcons serve Thanksgiving meals at Atlanta Union Mission

Jamaal Anderson and Trey Lewis at the Atlanta Union Mission earlier this week. (Photo of video on AtlantaFalcons.com website)

Jamaal Anderson and Trey Lewis at the Atlanta Union Mission earlier this week. (Photo of video on AtlantaFalcons.com website)

FLOWERY BRANCH – Earlier this week, several Falcons went out in the community and helped serve some Thanksgiving meals at the Atlanta Union Mission and at Crossroads Community Ministries.

On Monday, defensive end Jamaal Anderson and defensive tackle Trey Lewis treated 100 men at the Atlanta Union Mission to a Thanksgiving meal.  The players served food, signed autographs and took photographs throughout the evening.   Additionally, members of the Flowery Branch High School band played holiday music during the meal.

The Atlanta Union Mission was established in 1938 as a refuge for homeless and hungry individuals displaced by the Great Depression. Over the years, the Mission has grown from a single shelter in downtown Atlanta to six facilities, which provide emergency food and shelter, residential recovery programs and transitional housing.

On Tuesday,  safety William Moore, defensive end Kroy Biermann, defensive tackle Vance Walker, cornerback Christopher Owens and the Atlanta Falcons Rookie Club sponsored by United Healthcare of Georgia prepared and served Thanksgiving lunch at Crossroads Community Ministries. Additionally, the Falcons donated more than 100 coats to support the organization throughout the winter months.

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10 comments Add your comment

bigslow

November 25th, 2010
10:26 am

great job guys, thank you

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The Dogkiller Returns

November 25th, 2010
11:40 am

Thanksgiving Checklist:

1) Serve birds to the needy
2) Birds sack the Pack on Sunday

GO BIRDS GO

Ok

November 25th, 2010
11:45 am

While it’s nice to help those out who are in need, the great thing would be for them to do this and for it to NOT be reported by the media. Sorry, but it seems self-serving. Good works don’t need to be advertised. There are plenty of people who are serving meals to the hungry and homeless who aren’t celebrities.

Reid Adair

November 25th, 2010
12:33 pm

Thanks, D-Led. I think it’s great when you write posts like this one. I know that many of the Falcons do lots of charity work that we don’t hear about, but it is good to be reminded from time to time that these guys make an effort to help out.

Happy Thanksgiving.

The Dogkiller Returns

November 25th, 2010
12:43 pm

Posting this story also gives some good press to the Atlanta Union Mission, which is serving a serious need in town. Great job to the high school band that helped out as well.

budman

November 25th, 2010
1:01 pm

That is the most positive role model they could project. Way to go Falcons!!

big-fort

November 25th, 2010
1:45 pm

Some people always manage to look at things from a negative standpoint.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 25th, 2010
2:36 pm

Hello Reid,

Thanks for your kind words and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

D.O.L.