New Orleans Saints Give Back for Thanksgiving

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An accomplished student and athlete, Cody Saltsman maintained a position on the Steubenville High School football and baseball teams in addition to his studies. In his free time, Cody Saltsman enjoys watching NFL games, particularly those of his favorite team, the New Orleans Saints.

The New Orleans Saints recently took the opportunity to give back to their local community during their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Day Giveaway. Every year, the team provides the funds needed to supply holiday meals to families in need. On November 24, 2015, several members of the Saints made an appearance at Central City’s Dryades YMCA to hand out more than 1,000 donated turkeys and other Thanksgiving foods from Winn-Dixie grocery stores.

A crowd of fans eagerly greeted the players as they entered the facility, quickly lining up to receive their meals from teammates including wide receiver Willie Snead, running back CJ Spiller, and linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha. In addition to handing out the food, the players posed for photo opportunities with attendees. Snead, who marked his first charity appearance at the giveaway, expressed his excitement at being able to thank local residents for their support while also showing that the Saints care about them.