Steelers running back James Conner and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania teamed up to help the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distribute turkeys and shelf-stable foot to 200 families in the West End of Pittsburgh.
Conner also helped to distribute holiday meals to families in his hometown of Erie, Pa. in November. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin also participated in a good drive with the food bank this month.
“We know the holidays are a particularly challenging time for the families we serve, but with the economic effects of COVID on top of that, so many families are facing even more challenges now than ever before,” Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank president and CEO Lisa Scales said to Steelers.com. “We couldn’t be more thankful for the partnership that makes these events possible. We’re disappointed in not being able to see Coach and James in person, but we would rather they be safe and are thrilled they are continuing to support the families. We are so grateful for their efforts. We will make sure the families receiving the turkeys and side dishes are aware of who is making this possible.”
Conner was not able to attend the distribution of meals in person because of the NFL’s COVID-19 quarantine rules, but sent the families a video message.