By: KDKA-TV News Staff
ERIE, Pa. (KDKA) – Steelers running back James Conner helped 200 families in Erie receive a traditional Thanksgiving meal.READ MORE: Franklin Park YMCA Installs Butler Co. Company's Virus-Killing Copper Material Invention
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.READ MORE: Former Allegheny County Council President John DeFazio Passes Away
“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!”MORE NEWS: Police: Man Falsely Reports His Vehicle As Stolen, Googles 'How To Set Your Car On Fire And Make It Look Like An Accident'
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.