Originally published by RamsNewswire.com
The work the Los Angeles Rams organization and players have been doing in the community since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began cannot be understated enough, and that continued this week.
It was recently announced that Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp made a $21,000 donation for approximately 84,000 meals for the Second Harvest Food Bank, the LA Regional Food Bank and Food Share Ventura County. The three food banks help provide meals for people in need in Washington, which is where Kupp is from, as well as L.A. county and Ventura county, where the Rams’ practice facility is located.
Kupp has been very active in the community in recent months, also donating clothing to people in need in Inglewood. He explained why he feels it’s so important to help out in the community right now, via Chase Isaacs of TheRams.com:
“There are many societal issues that need our attention,” said Kupp. “There is a movement for equality and justice. A movement for the fair treatment and humanitarian rights of our brothers and sisters, and our sons and daughters. It’s a battle more than worthy of fighting for. There is also a battle to care for the people whose livelihood has been taken from them and their means of providing for their families stripped from them due to circumstances outside of their control. The common ground is the compassion for people who are hurting, and my family and I believe that it will be people helping people that will raise us to a better place and pull us through this time.”
President and CEO of Second Harvest, Jason Clark, expressed gratitude to Kupp for his donation:
“There’s unimaginable need right now in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Second Harvest Inland Northwest saw families who never imagined needing a food bank,” said Jason Clark, President and CEO of Second Harvest. “We saw a record numbers of kids and seniors in our lines. Cooper Kupp is truly a hometown hero. We’re so honored to have earned his support for providing meals for the most vulnerable people in the Yakima and Richland areas.”
In his few seasons with the Rams, Kupp has not only proven to be one of the best receivers in the league, but also one of the best people off the field.
With his contract coming up at the conclusion of the 2020 season, it is safe to say the Rams will do everything in their power to keep him in the organization long-term.
The post Rams News: Cooper Kupp Donates 84,000 Meals To Local Food Banks In L.A., Ventura Country & Washington appeared first on Rams Newswire.