In partnership with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, the Atlanta Falcons Rookie Club and volunteers from UnitedHealthcare of Georgia will be delivering boxes of non-perishable food items to senior citizens at St. Johns Baptist Church and the Senior Life Center in Gainesville, Ga., on Tuesday. The players will be hand delivering items to the seniors at each site.
In addition, UnitedHealthcare of Georgia volunteers and several Falcons veteran players, including C Peter Konz, LB Stephen Nicholas, DT Peria Jerry, G Garrett Reynolds and others will be boxing and assembling food at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank prior to the rookie’s deliveries.
At 9 a.m. the volunteers will begin the loading of non-perishable food items onto delivery trucks. By 11 a.m. delivery of the nonperishables is expected at St. Johns Baptist Church. That will be followed, at 11:45 a.m., by delivery at Senior Life Center.
The Falcons will also pay homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and honor the nation’s military. In commemoration of 9/11, CB Robert McClain, P Matt Bosher, DT Corey Peters, OT Lamar Holmes and other Falcons players will be playing video games with soldiers in the Middle East via webcam, signing autographs and taking pictures with members of the Georgia Army National Guard.
The players will be joined by Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders as well. The group will enjoy a special private lunch with members of the Georgia Army National Guard prior to the event. DE Jonathan Massaquoi will also speak to the soldiers and thank them for their service for our country.