Redskins Give Turkeys to Needy Prince George's Families

Team families in need

By Megan McGrath and Kelvin Robinson
|  Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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Redskins helped thousands of families in need this year with their annual turkey giveaway program.

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The Redskins may be disappointing fans on the field, but Tuesday they made thousands of families happy by providing Thanksgiving meals for those in need.

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Fans may be frustrated by the Redskins' play this season, but the team really delivered by helping thousands of families with the annual Harris Teeter-Redskins Harvest Feast.

Players, coaches and more than 300 volunteers were at FedEx Field to hand out more than 36,000 pounds of turkey and more than 100,000 pounds of sides to those in need.

Kids who showed up to the event also got a special treat -- gift bags with a Redskins reading and activity book, toys and treats.

This is the seventh year the team has hosted the Harvest Feast. In years past, holiday dinners were provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year, the line wrapped all the way around FedEx Field.

This year, families were pre-selected by the Department of Social Services. Everyone who received a meal was also a Prince George's County resident.

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