Thanks to James Conner 200 families in Erie will have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ERIE, Pa. (KDKA) – Steelers running back James Conner helped 200 families in Erie receive a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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The Erie native made a donation of 200 turkeys to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania and it was enough to help them provide the meals to families at a food distribution event on Friday morning and afternoon.

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“I’m sorry I can’t be there personally, but my heart is in my hometown,” said Conner in a video on the food bank’s Facebook. “I’m thinking about you guys during tough times, and I wanted to show my gratitude. Happy holidays!”

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Due to the NFL’s coronavirus protocols and with the Steelers set to travel to Jacksonville on Saturday, Conner was unable to attend in person.