Packers legend Donald Driver packs holiday meals for Milwaukee families

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Packers Hall of Famer Donald Driver is giving back to the community with the ninth year of his foundation's giveback event.

Tuesday, Driver and volunteers arrived at Milwaukee's Journey House to pack holiday meal boxes with food items for more than 200 families. This is all part of the Donald Driver Foundation's 9th annual Turkey Trot.

"We appreciate all the love Donald Driver and his friends give to Journey House and our community every single year," said Dr. Michele Bria, Journey House CEO.

The former Packer and all-time leading receiver said this effort means the world to him. "I think it puts a smile on my face knowing that I can help someone else out for the holiday season, but then year-round," said Driver.

While no longer on the field, Driver continues to call Wisconsin home and said that making an impact through his foundation remains a priority.

"I spent 23 years of my life in the state of Wisconsin. I'm not going anywhere, so if we can continue to make an impact here, then we will," he said.

Dozens of volunteers helped make this happen for another year, including representatives from Jockey, the Brewers, and Network Health.

"The need is probably bigger than it's ever been with the inflation cost, the rising cost of food, and if we can help get those two ends to meet just a little bit better, we love being a part of that," said Coreen Dicus-Johnson, president & CEO of Network Health.

Journey House officials say the Donald Driver Foundation continues to be a huge help for so many families each year. Driver says when he started his foundation, he hoped, but never imagined the impact would be this great.

"I think it only gets bigger and bigger as people can see the impact we're willing to make," he said.

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