Thornton Provides Meals to Needy Families for Thanksgiving




Nashville, TENN -** For the third consecutive year, Titans linebacker and 2008 Community Man of the Year, David Thornton partnered with The Martha O'Bryan Center to provide complete Thanksgiving Turkey Dinners with all of the fixings for over 125 needy families.

Flanked by his parents and Titans teammates Michael Griffin, Stanford Keglar and Alvin Pearman, Thornton shared words of inspiration and encouragement to the enthused East Nashville residents, hanging on to his every word. Now in his eighth NFL season, he has continued his tradition of service at Thanksgiving by hosting a meal giveaway in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina as well. For a third year, the Thornton Family will be distributed 150 meals to needy families in Goldsboro. Thornton's father, whom one can easily see where David gets his drive to serve the less fortunate, also shared words, much to the welcoming of the packed house.



Since arriving in Nashville, Thornton has been actively involved in several community outreach activities and has been recognized for his efforts on and off the field. He has been a pillar in the community and one of the team's most recognizable players for not only his play on the gridiron but his work in the community.

"My parents instilled in my brothers and me the importance of serving others," said Thornton. "Thanksgiving is a special time for families and as a family we want to do what we can to be a blessing to those in need."

Martha O'Bryan Center, a Christian outreach ministry located in the James A. Cayce Homes, supports and empowers individuals and families in need living in the East Nashville and surrounding community to attain greater levels of well-being and self-reliance, and provides opportunities for people to respond to God's love by giving through service. For more information on the Martha O'Bryan Center, please visit

Related Content

Fan Zone

Titans + Nissan Stadium App

Titans + Nissan Stadium App

Stay up to date with team and stadium news, concert and event announcements, stream live Titans games and more!

Tennessee Titans Marketplace

Tennessee Titans Marketplace

A one-stop shop for Titans memorabilia, autographed items and more!

Tennessee Titans Email Newsletter

Tennessee Titans Email Newsletter

Get Titans news sent straight to your inbox.