Jon Beason and Panthers Players Pack Thanksgiving Dinners

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Tonight two thousand bags are filled with all the trimmings for a beautiful Thanksgiving meal thanks to the Second Harvest Food Bank Harvest Feast Food Drive with Harris Teeter. 

Tuesday, employees of Harris Teeter, Heineken, and Panthers players assembled the bags that will be distributed to families across our area. 

Jon Beason, of the Carolina Panthers, was back in the assembly line for the third year in a row.  He and his mom Terry always bring other Panthers players along to help.

"It's important to give back. For me a lot of times you hear you're offering your time but when you leave you feel you left with something, they did something for you!" 

With his trademark smile and positive outlook Beason went on to say, "To have the opportunity to come out here with Second Harvest, Harris Teeter, Heineken and the other sponsors, it really is wonderful.   I am blessed by this experience."

Harris Teeter has had a long history of giving back to the community through Second Harvest. 

With this Harvest Feast Food Drive customers can donate non-perishable food items and place in the Second Harvest bins at front of local stores. 

They have also been offering shoppers a chance to donate cash by selling a $1, $5, $20 gift card that will be given back to Second Harvest for shopping throughout the year.

Beason and the other players, along with several more volunteers, delivered the first 75 bags to the YMCA Stratford.  Each bag will feed a family of four.

You still have time to help donations of food or purchasing gift cards continues through November 30 at any local Harris Teeter.

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