Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals are using the extended offseason to donate meals and money to organizations.
State Farm and the Arizona Cardinals are helping the community as much as they can by donating meals to different non-profit organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona Cardinals donated over one million meals to non-profit organizations such as the Midwest Food Bank, the St. Mary’s Food Bank, the Phoenix Rescue Mission, the United Food Bank, and The Society of St. Vincent De Paul.
Each of the organizations’ goal is to fight against hunger and to make sure many people in the state of Arizona are taken care of with their meals. Each organization accepts volunteers to help pass out the food to customers who need them the most. Anyone can receive a meal as well, and the distribution centers will be at the respective locations in Phoenix.
Kyler Murray wanted to add to the donations as well, as he donated $25,000 to the COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund through the GENYOUth organization. The organization helps schools with the purchase of resources needed to provide continued school meal programs. It has provided over $3,000 per school to supply them with resources such as coolers, bags, containers, and protective gear for food service sanitation and safety.
With over 100,000 schools closed, there are over 30 million children who depended on the USDA’s meal program to provide them with breakfast or lunch. Due to Kyler Murray and many others donations, the GENYOUth organization deployed over one million dollars in emergency funds.
Other notable Arizona Cardinals players who have donated to the community are Chandler Jones and the newly acquired wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Jones recently donated $150,000 to food banks in Arizona and New York, while Hopkins donated the same amount to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund.