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Drew Brees, Cameron Jordan among Saints giving back for Thanksgiving

Drew Brees brought the whole family along to join in the New Orleans Saints' annual Thanksgiving tradition Tuesday, handing out an estimated 1,200 meals at the YMCA Dryades.

"My were so pumped about it," Brees said of his kids -- according to NOLA.com and the New Orleans Advocate. "The boys were fighting over who got to lift the bags to be able to give it to somebody. …

"They had a blast. High-fiving everybody and shaking people's hands and giving hugs. It was great."

Saints defensive ends Cameron Jordan and Mitchell Loewen, receiver Brandon Coleman, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, offensive linemen Senio Kelemete, Tony Hills, Landon Turner and John Fullington, safety Shiloh Keo, kicker Wil Lutz and long snapper Justin Drescher were also on hand at the event, where the team partnered with Winn-Dixie to provide meals for those in need.

Check out a photo gallery on the Saints' website here.