The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took time away from the field to prioritize community outreach during the holiday season. On Monday, the Bucs’ offensive line and Publix Super Markets provided full Thanksgiving meals for families in need at the ’16th Annual Turkey Time with the O-Line supported by Publix.’ Tampa Bay offensive linemen Dylan Cook, Luke Goedeke, Robert Hainsey, Ryan Jensen, Nick Leverett, Shaq Mason, John Molchon, Justin Skule, Donovan Smith, Aaron Stinnie, Brandon Walton, Josh Wells, Tristan Wirfs, along with running back Rachaad White and their respective families distributed 1,000 Thanksgiving meals, made possible through $52,500 in donations from the team’s offensive line, Assistant Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator Harold Goodwin and Offensive Line Coach Joe Gilbert.
“The vets put it in place where we give back to the community,” left tackle Donovan Smith stated. “The offensive line in the room, they donated their money and we come together to help these families that are less fortunate…We are able to come out here, see these beautiful families, beautiful faces and give back.
“You see all different people from all walks of life coming through here including some single parents, some old, some young, a lot of groups and programs making sure they take stuff back…To be able to talk to them a little bit is a blessing.”