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Falcons players help serve Thanksgiving meals at Atlanta Mission

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The Atlanta Falcons organization teamed up with the Atlanta Mission for a fourth year for the Mission's annual Thanksgiving meal.

Players helped serve meals to 100 men on Monday evening.

Defensive tackle Corey Peters shared a personal moment with the men of the Atlanta Mission, telling them his first year in town he was alone spent Thanksgiving by himself, something no one should have to do.

"I decided I never wanted to do that again. Today we're all family in here. I'm excited to be here and celebrating Thanksgiving with you guys," said Peters.

The special pre-Thanksgiving meal with the Falcons serves as just one more way the Atlanta Mission works every day to help turn around the lives of men in the city.

"We see men come here who are broken, very hopeless. We provide hope and help and really transform their life through Christ," said Jim Reese, president and CEO.

James Dailey is currently seeking help from the Mission. He told CBS Atlanta News he was an outsider down on himself and his luck before coming to the mission.

"Going through this transformation is just beautiful. I never saw this side of love, never been involved with people who are really loving, not just in word but in deeds."

Speaking of deeds, defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi not only gave of his time, he also brought clothes from his closet to donate.

"I know no man wants to be on his low, no clothes on his back or no one to kind of fellowship with or know someone who can understand their problems. So for me, it's a learning experience," Massaquoi said.

In all 450 men were served a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.

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