PRESS RELEASE: Former Baltimore Ravens Jameel McClain & The Salvation Army to Feed 1,000 for Thanksgiving

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2018

For More Information Contact:

Janeen Johnally



BALTIMORE, MD —For the ninth consecutive year, The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is teaming up with former Baltimore Raven’s linebacker Jameel McClain’s 53 Families Foundation to provide a Thanksgiving-style dinner for more than 200 struggling families in Baltimore. Baltimore Ravens players (both former and current) will interact with the families on a personal level, as well as serve the families a warm Thanksgiving meal. Each family will also take home a gift box of Thanksgiving fixings to prepare on Thanksgiving Day. The event starts at 5:15 PM and media personnel can arrive as early as 5:30 PM for set-up.

What: Jameel McClain 53 Families Foundation Thanksgiving Dinner

Who: Former Baltimore Ravens player Jameel McClain and his wife will host the event. Baltimore Ravens players will also be present to sign autographs, serve food, and interact with the families.

When: November 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

Where: 219 29th Division St, Baltimore, MD 21201

For additional information, please contact Janeen Johnally at 954-729-6384.


About the 53 Families Foundation

First organized in 2010, our core initiatives provide necessary resources for youth to be successful.  Founder Jameel McClain often reflects back to periods in his youth where he did not have basic needs such as shelter, food and clothing.  53 Families Foundation assists youth in these basic needs to help promote self-esteem to produce positive life results.   Since the foundation’s inception, thousands of individuals have received resources including clothing, meals and financial support.  The motto “Adversity Won’t Stop Me” is a direct reflection on the foundation, Jameel and the entire 53 Families family.

About The Salvation Army of Central Maryland

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in Maryland in 1885, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 150 years. Nearly one hundred thousand Marylanders receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, clothing, and shelter to the homeless, and after-school programs for underprivileged children through its partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in Maryland.


0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply