VENICE, Fla. -- Some Bay Area high school football players are suited up for a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
Venice High School's football team served up around 100 meals at the Salvation Army in Venice this morning and delivered them to some of their biggest fans.
Senior citizens at Villa San Marcos -- a low-income retirement community -- received a hot meal with all the fixings. These seniors are either unable to go anywhere for Thanksgiving dinner or are alone and have nowhere to go.
Venice High School football player Jeremy Trebbles says, “It makes me feel good to know I can put a smile on their face and give them a Thanksgiving dinner and say 'Happy Thanksgiving' because they don’t have anyone that can do that for them.”
Les Vleeschaower live at Villa San Marcos and says he looks forward to the players every Thanksgiving. He says, “It makes me feel—I don’t have no family here. It makes me feels good. I appreciate it.”
“Giving back to people who come out and support us every single week no matter rain or shine [they] come out and support us,” adds Samir Bouhamid, one of the players on the Venice High School football team.
The Salvation Army in Venice will serve more than 400 meals today. The football players say they’ll be back next year to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of giving.