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Ravens Legend Jameel McClain Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner for Baltimore Families

Baltimore Ravens legend and director of player engagement Jameel McClain shares his motivation behind hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for Baltimore families.

Smiles filled the room as families ascended on the Baltimore Convention Center for a Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Ravens legend and director of player engagement Jameel McClain and his 53 Families Foundation. The event served nearly 5,300 people in need of a meal in the Baltimore community.

McClain also teamed up with special guests and dignitaries that helped serve dinner to the community. Guests included new Maryland Governor Wes Moore and current Ravens players Marlon Humphrey, Patrick Queen, Tyus Bowser, Patrick Queen, Roquan Smith, Chuck Clark, and more.

The 53 Families Foundation Thanksgiving Dinner has grown tremendously over the years. According to founder and former Ravens player Jameel McClain, the dinner started out serving 53 families chicken nuggets and french fries in the Salvation Army basement. Through relationships and hard work, the event has grown to supporting 5,300 individuals and families in Baltimore.

Ravens Safety Chuck Clark was among the players serving dinner and says the dinner “is huge and a major impact for the Baltimore community. I haven’t been since 2018 but to see the space filling out and the turnout that is here is amazing.”

The also event had fun activities for kids, plenty of tables for attendees to enjoy dinner, and a DJ. It concluded attendees participating in a huge swag surf led by Persia Nicole from 92Q Jams Baltimore.

The 53 Families dinner was just one of many events Ravens players participated in over the Thanksgiving holiday. The team is very active in the community throughout the year.