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.