DETROIT - On Saturday, November 17, 2018, Detroit Lions Punter Sam Martin, along with presenting partner Power Home Solar, will give away 100 Thanksgiving dinners to Metro-Detroit families at Eastern Market's Shed 5 (2934 Russell St, Detroit) from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
For the third consecutive year, Martin will provide each family with a full Thanksgiving feast including a turkey, stuffing, corn, macaroni and cheese, muffin mix, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes, all pre-bagged for families to pick up at Shed 5 and prepare at home on Thanksgiving for their loved ones.
"I love getting out and meeting the families at this event," said Martin. "Thanksgiving is a special time for families, and it's nice to be able to help people put food on the table for their holiday meal. I'm really grateful to Power Home Solar for helping me make Thanksgiving special for as many local families as possible."
The meals will be given away to pre-selected local families referred through area organizations. The organizations will distribute vouchers to 100 families who will exchange the vouchers to receive their full Thanksgiving meal on November 17. Martin, along with his teammates, friends and volunteers from Power Home Solar, will be on hand to pack and distribute the Thanksgiving dinners to these families at Eastern Market's Shed 5, from 1pm-2:30pm.
Sam Martin has been giving back to Detroit and it's surrounding communities since he was drafted by the National Football League's Detroit Lions in 2013. In 2016, he established the Sam Martin Foundation to enhance the lives of children with physical & mental challenges, and to improve the welfare of animals. In addition to the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway, Martin
has hosted Family Christmas Parties at local shelters, helped further the charitable mission of organizations like Elevate Detroit and the Michigan Humane Society, and regularly visits with children at local hospitals and organizations.