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Service Member Salute: A Thanksgiving Surprise


During the month of November, the Bengals highlight the Salute to Service campaign, a year-round effort to Honor, Empower, and Connect our nation's service members, veterans, and their families. We appreciate and are grateful for the service and sacrifice service members make.

This year, teaming up with Campbell's Chunky Soup and AFTA Cincinnati, we wanted to gift fifty military families in the Cincinnati area with all of the essentials for a Thanksgiving dinner. Forty-eight of those families received $100 Kroger gift cards, while two families were surprised by Who Dey, who completed all of their holiday shopping and delivered their groceries! In addition to their Thanksgiving delivery, the two families received a Campbell's Slow Cooker and recipes to incorporate all of the Campbell's cooking staples in their Thanksgiving dinners.

With the support from Campbell's Chunky soup, the official soup sponsor of the NFL and a Proud Partner of the Cincinnati Bengals, and AFTA Cincinnati, we were able to make this Thanksgiving Surprise a success.

Campbell's Chunky Soup and the Cincinnati Bengals continue to partner together on efforts to fight hunger and honor champions in the local Cincinnati community.

Armed Forces Ticket Association (AFTA) Cincinnati has been a long time community partner of the Bengals. AFTA Cincinnati is a non-profit organization that partners with local Arts, Entertainment and Sports organizations to provide free and discounted event tickets for active military, retired military and veterans.

On behalf of the Cincinnati Bengals, AFTA Cincinnati and Campbell's Chunky Soup, thank you to all military members who serve our country. Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!

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