Add this one to the thousands of stories of people who have stepped up in a big way in a time of need.  There are many reasons why Thurman Thomas is a legend in Buffalo.

Of course, the reason you know Thurman Thomas is because of how he played on the field as a member of the Buffalo Bills.  But the reason he is still such a big factor in our lives is because of the ways he gives back to this city.

Tuesday, Thomas and his family purchased 1000 meals through StockThe Freezer.com in order to help feed those in need in Buffalo’s inner-city.

According to WIVB, the meals will be distributed by local restaurateur Nick Pitillo, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and a group of volunteers from Back to Basics Outreach Ministries on Tuesday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. at Osteria 166.