Allen Robinson helping feed students in Chicago during coronavirus situation
Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is raising money to help feed Chicago students who are currently out of school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune.
Robinson is working in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to do it.
It began last week when Robinson made a pledge to match $12,000 in donations. Now, the wideout has already gone beyond that, and he is getting some help from other Bears in the process.
Head coach Matt Nagy matched Robinson’s $12,000 donation, and offensive lineman Charles Leno has pitched in $7,200.
“It’s not about me doing this,” Robinson said. “It’s trying to create a way for people to come together and make an impact. It’s not just me making an impact on my own. Everyone can make an impact.”
Robinson added that he learned early on in life to always try and make a difference:
“I’ve always been fortunate to have a lot of good people around me,” Robinson said. “So I was always being pushed in the right direction and I’ve always tried to be proactive to certain things, whether it’s giving back, going to back-to-school programs or Christmas events.”
The 26-year-old has spent the last couple of seasons with Chicago and is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played every game and hauled in 98 receptions for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns.
Robinson spent the first four years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he made one Pro Bowl in 2015.