Steelers defensive captain Cam Heyward was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, a partial day off for the veteran defensive lineman given to him by his coaches. Instead of taking his after-practice time to rest, though, Heyward decided to give back to those in need.
Heyward held a Thanksgiving meal distribution, along with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help families in need during the holiday season.
Heyward is one of several Steelers that have made longstanding contributions to the food bank, CEO Lisa Scales told Steelers Now in September. Former Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and head coach Mike Tomlin are also among those that contribute, along with an annual trip from the team’s rookie class.
“We’ve had a longstanding relationship and partnership with the Steelers for many years,” Scales said. “It helps raise awareness about the significant problem of hunger and food insecurity in our region. … We’re really been blessed to have their support.”
Scales said there are over 340,000 people in Western Pennsylvania that are food insecure.