Redskins, Harris Teeter hand out turkeys, trimmings to needy families

(Photo: Horace Holmes, WJLA)

The Washington Redskins are pitching in to feed thousands of local families. They teamed up with Harris Teeter Tuesday to distribute more than 100,000 pounds of food.

Bags and bags of turkeys and all the trimmings were passed hand-to-hand at FedEx field. The Redskins wanted to brighten things for thousands like Barbara Pindle and her family. Ten will be around her table on Thursday.

“I am really thankful for my turkey today and this is for the grandbabies,” she says.

Families lined up and put aside their troubles to receive in this season of giving.

Brenda Pulliam says she and her son really need the help.

“Every little bit helps the way the economy is and everything,” she ay.

The wife of Redskins owner, Dan Snyder, was on hand to greet everyone.

“Ten years and 3,500 turkeys and we just keep growing every year thanks to the wonderful staff at the Redskins and I’m just very proud,” says Tanya Snyder.

This year, 3,500 turkeys and baskets of food were given to Prince George’s families in need.

“I’ve been seeking full-time for a year,” says Shelia White. “It’s a blessing to get something like that to put food on my table.”

And everywhere you looked there were smiles on faces, especially the faces of the kids who got to spend a few special moments with a special visitor from the North Pole.

Now that the Redskins have done their part to help make Thanksgiving happy for so many, the team is hoping for a present this Thursday – a win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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