There are players around the NFL that continue to contribute resources to help communities in need. In light of that, a member of the Philadelphia Eagles became one of the latest contributors on Friday. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Zach Ertz and his wife, Julie Ertz, are donating to a Philadelphia food bank.
On Friday, Zach and Julie announced that they would be donating $100,000 to Philabundance; an organization designed to help people in need of food. The veteran Eagles tight end spoke about the idea of being able to provide more than 100,000 meals to people in need.
“When we started our foundation two years ago, our goal was to be a light for our Philadelphia community. During these very challenging times, Julie and I are committed to acknowledging the issues at hand and to be a part of the solution. Philabundance has an unbelievable track record in our city and we believe there is no better partner to help us solve the food insecurity challenges presented by COVID-19,” Ertz said in a statement via ProFootballTalk.
Of course, with the coronavirus outbreak, schools around the globe are shut down. As a result, underprivileged kids are unable to receive the meals that are given to them throughout the week.
Along with the children, there are also adults that are being affected by the coronavirus. Nevertheless, the Eagles star and his wife are doing everything they can to help the members of the Philadelphia community.
Besides the Ertz's, Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns and his wife donated $50,000 to a local food bank. While the coronavirus continues to cause issues, it's remarkable to see athletes step up and make a difference.