Bucks Share Thanksgiving Meals With Area Families

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In preparation for Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, Bucks head coach Larry Drew and players O.J. Mayo and Larry Sanders distributed turkey dinners to 150 pre-registered Milwaukee area families at the House of Peace, a Capuchin ministry. Drew, Mayo and Sanders are responsible for donating all the food, as well as Bucks knit caps and scarves.

The distribution is part of the House of Peace Holiday Food Basket Program, which includes community partners such as Roundy’s, area businesses and organizations, and participating parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. In addition to the turkey, the Thanksgiving dinners included stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and more.

Bucks forward Caron Butler gave away 200 Thanksgiving meals to pre-selected families from his hometown at the John Bryant Community Center in Racine. Butler provided turkeys and all the trimmings.

“Giving back to my hometown means a great deal to my family and me,” said Butler.  “We are thankful and blessed to be in this position to help others and make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. I encourage others to do the same this holiday season.”