Arizona Cardinals and State Farm donating 1 million meals to local food banks amid coronavirus
The Arizona Cardinals announced Wednesday that they will partner with insurer State Farm to donate 1 million meals to food banks in the Phoenix metropolitan area amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement on the team’s website indicated that the meals would be delivered to five nonprofit groups that have seen donations plummet and needs increase.
“We’re incredibly grateful to State Farm for the opportunity to work with them on this critically important initiative,” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said in the news release.
“Both of our organizations place community involvement among our highest priorities and recognize the impact that we can make, particularly in extraordinary times like now. The non-profit groups receiving these meals do tremendous work and we are honored to assist them in this way,” Bidwill added.
The press release indicated that the donation followed a $1 million donation from the Cardinals to Arizona’s state Coronavirus Relief Fund as well as individual contributions from multiple members of the team.
“We are so fortunate to have the ability to team up with the Cardinals and help these organizations,” Denise Hardin, an official with State Farm, added in the press release. “The current situation with the pandemic has been difficult for many people around the world and we are glad we can make an impact in our community while still practicing social distancing.”
The team is urging supporters to donate through a virtual food pantry operated by Feeding Children Everywhere, a national nonprofit.
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