Bengals holiday cheer can go off script

Posted Dec 20, 2013

The Bengals holiday effort in the community has taken on a grand reach.

The Bengals holiday effort in the community has taken on a grand reach, from running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis's carefully-planned meal giveaway to defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry's impromptu stop at the Freestore Foodbank after Friday's practice.

Green-Ellis fed 175 needy families that were selected by staffers at the James J. Espy Center, where Friday evening's pickup took place in Lower Price Hill.

Each box may have ended up providing a couple of dinners depending on the size of the family. The meal consisted of chicken, pasta, sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned goods, fresh produce and bread.

And then there was Gilberry's sudden stint at the Freestore Foodbank's Liberty Street center Friday afternoon on his way home from work.

"He pulled over, jumped out of his car and asked, 'Is there anything I can do to help?' " said Sarah Cook of the Freestore Foodbank. "So he helped us put together holiday meals and gift bags for two-and-a-half hours. And then he went back on his way. Talk about a random act of kindness."

Recent Articles

  • Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank Team Up Once Again to Feed the Hungry

    Posted Nov 11, 2015

    The Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank are teaming up again for the Annual Canned Food Drive. Canned foods and cash donations will be collected at Paul Brown Stadium Monday night, November 16, prior to the Bengals home game against the Houston Texans.

    Views: 1
  • Football 101 hits close to home

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Oct 21, 2015

    The Bengals are unbeaten and so is the Marvin Lewis Community Fund’s Football 101 held again Wednesday night under the lights of Paul Brown Stadium.

    Views: 5
  • Cincinnati Bengals/US Marine Corps 2015 Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Collection

    Posted Oct 16, 2015

    The Cincinnati Bengals and the United States Marine Corps Annual Toys for Tots Collection will be held on Sunday, December 13th prior to the Bengals/Pittsburgh Steelers game at Paul Brown Stadium.

    Views: 9
  • Nuts and bolts that never rust

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Oct 13, 2015

    Andrew Whitworth has helped build an urban planner’s brief case full of parks, playgrounds, and planters as part of the NFL's Hometown Huddle. And as he paused while he worked on another one Tuesday, he wondered.

    Views: 2
  • Never out of stock

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Dec 9, 2014

    There is The NBA Kid and The Skateboard Kid and The Big Kid and they are part of Jermaine Gresham’s group he is wheeling through Dick’s Sporting Goods on a night the Marvin Lewis Community Fund has brought five Bengals on a magic carpet ride over the bridge from Paul Brown Stadium to bring Christmas morning a few weeks early.

    Views: 5

Recent Videos