In honor of Veterans Day, and in preparation for Thanksgiving, Miller Lite teamed up with the Chicago Bears, Jewel-Osco and the Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and their Families at Rush University Medical Center to distribute Thanksgiving meals to 400 military families in Chicago.
Participating families received a turkey, canned goods, potatoes, stuffing and a $20 Jewel-Osco gift card. Bears alumni players Desmond Clark, Jason McKie, Rashied Davis and Anthony Adams were on hand to help distribute turkeys and visit with veterans and their families. The Road Home Program worked with partner organizations in the community, including the USO of Illinois and the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify military families who could benefit from the Thanksgiving meals.
“At Miller Lite we’re extremely proud of our veterans, and this program is just one small way of saying thanks to them and their families,” said Joe Lawler, the MillerCoors Field Marketing Manager who helped put the event together.
This is the second year the program has taken place. This year, more than 40 volunteers from MillerCoors, the Chicago Bears, Jewel-Osco and Rush assisted in handing out groceries to veterans.