Panthers players and volunteers pack 2,000 food bags for Thanksgiving

(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A lot of people will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to Harris Teeter's Harvest Feast food drive. Tuesday afternoon, dozens of volunteers including Carolina Panthers Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly, Vernon Butler, A.J. Klein, and David Mayo.

"We're happy to be a part of this and be able to help provide Thanksgiving for so many families," Davis said.

After a short opening, dozens of people started packing more than 2,000 bags full of chicken, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and cookie mix.

This is the seventh year that Harris Teeter is hosting a bag assembly in Charlotte as part of the company's annual Harvest Feast programming. Each bag assembled has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four.

"No one should be left hungry, especially during the holidays, which is why Kelly and I look forward to the bag assembly at Second Harvest," Davis said.

It took well over an hour, but all the bags were finally packed and ready to go. They will be distributed throughout the next few weeks through the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Harris Teeter is also taking donations for their Harvest Feast Food Drive. Customers can add donations of $1, $5, or $20 to their grocery bill and that money will help provide food for less fortunate families for Thanksgiving.

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