A Raiders Thanksgiving

As part of the holidays and Thanksgiving, the Oakland Raiders set out and took part in a variety of great causes for the community.

Last week, several members of the Raiderettes helped at the Alameda County Community Food Bank mobile pantry located at Laurel Elementary School in Oakland. The Raiderettes sorted and distributed food to families in the East Bay.

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders front office and Raiders Women’s Association (RWA) teamed up with The Monument Crisis Center in Concord to distribute turkeys as well as fixings to the Center’s 4,500 low-income clients in Contra Costa County. The RWA is comprised of wives and significant others of Raiders coaches, players, executives and staff.

On the same day, Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater continued his “Where’s Streater?” journey as he hosted children and families from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland - Diabetes Clinic for a “Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner” cooking demonstration. The hands-on cooking demonstration was created specifically for children with Type 1 diabetes. Specialists from the hospital, American Diabetes Association and Whole Foods Market shared healthy recipes, while children made a healthy apple pie to take home.

On Tuesday, Raiders players Taiwan Jones, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Brandian Ross helped the Alameda County Community Food Bank mobile pantry at Oakland’s Chavez Library, sorting and distributing food to families in the East Bay.

Raiders fullback Marcel Reece and his wife, Tera, also delivered Thanksgiving food baskets with a traditional Thanksgiving feast to 50 less fortunate families who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland. In behalf of the Marcel Reece Foundation, the Pro Bowl fullback also spoke to the kids about the importance of not giving up, both in life and on themselves.

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