Thanksgiving is a time to give back, reflect on your blessings, and enjoy the wonderful foods made by family and friends.  The Cam Newton Foundation, along with Cam, his family and over 50 volunteers, helped bring a traditional Thanksgiving meal to more than 800 underserved children in the Charlotte metro area.  The event took place at The Fillmore on November 25.  Campus Crest was the presenting partner of the event, and the CNF also received generous contributions from Party Reflections and The Fillmore.

The children and families were selected from Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Café program.  The Kids Café Program provides nutritious meals and snacks to at-risk children throughout our region.  Sites include Boys and Girls Clubs, YWCAs and low income after-school programs.

There was no shortage of food at this family feast. Cam served up turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, along with the kids’ favorite — chocolate chip cookies.  Each plate was loaded with food as the kids gobbled down their Thanksgiving meal.  Not only were they able to eat a delicious meal with Cam and his family, they received a fryer chicken, bag full of canned goods and cookie mix to take home.

After the kids filled up with delicious food, they got their faces painted, made balloon designs and danced with Sir Purr.  The DJ and host Yasmin Young kept it fresh with upbeat songs and fun trivia.  Cam also hosted a dance off and musical chairs!  All of these contests electrified the group of nearly 900 attendees and volunteers.

Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam was a memorable night for everyone. Memories were made and shared as the night came to a close.  This event was a small reminder that Thanksgiving is truly about giving back to those who may need it.

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