Bengals QB Joe Burrow creates a hunger relief fund
Joe Burrow hasn’t been able to get much on-field work with the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason. But that isn’t stopping him from making his presence felt in the community. While families continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, Burrow has created a hunger relief fund.
Upon creating the relief fund, Burrow spoke about why he decided to aid in helping the Ohio community:
“There’s a lot of people who are struggling right now without jobs, the economy is starting to open back up but people are still struggling now from the time it was closed,” said Burrow, via The New York Times. “The faster we get this off the ground, the more people it can help.”
Since March — when the coronavirus was revealed as a worldwide issue — some people have been out of a job. At the same time, it’s been tougher for those same people to find work during these trying times. As a result, it’s created more poverty and people that are unable to provide food for their families.
Burrow, an Ohio native, understands the trials and tribulations that some families are going through right now. Therefore, the rookie signal-caller is doing his part to ensure that more families can stay afloat until the economy rebounds.
Even during his time at LSU, Burrow showed that he’s a confident and mature athlete on and off of the field. The first-year quarterback has impressed in his ability to learn Cincinnati’s offense rather quickly this offseason. Despite being a member of the Bengals for fewer than three months, Burrow is helping his local community combat the negative effects of the novel COVID-19 disease.