FedEx Volunteers, Redskins Charity Distribute Thanksgiving Meals

11/26/2012, 9:32 a.m.

A team of 65 FedEx volunteers partnered with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Operation Blessing on Tuesday, Nov. 20 for the annual "Harvest Feast" event held at FedExField.

The volunteers, who spent the day sorting and packaging more than 155,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings, readily put their logistical expertise to work, distributing the food to Prince George's County families for the holiday.

A host of alumni Redskins players joined the volunteers loading FedEx trucks for a special delivery that brought 300 Thanksgiving food baskets to the Community of Hope AME Church and the King Squares Apartments.

The Redskins hosted a press conference to accompany the event, in which one of this year's Harvest Feast recipients -- a military veteran and his family expressed gratitude to all of the organizations that contributed to making their Thanksgiving meal this year possible.

Remarks were also made by FedEx Express Manager Christopher Howard, as well as representatives from Operation Blessing, the Redskins' charity and Prince George's County government.

FedEx strives to make a positive difference in the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief programs like Harvest Feast. This year marked the ninth year FedEx has participated in the event, and to date, FedEx has helped to sort and package more than 835,000 pounds of food and delivered more than 1,705 Thanksgiving meals to local shelters.

For more details and photos from the event check out: http://blog.van.fedex.com/harvest-feast-2012%20or @FedEx.