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Arizona Cardinals continue to lead community in giving during Covid-19 pandemic

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The Arizona Cardinals have hosted blood drives, donated money, had star players donate meals and now they are partnering with State Farm to make another huge impact in the community.

From the team:

The Arizona Cardinals and State Farm are partnering on an historic initiative to address a pressing local need arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of people seeking assistance from local food banks has more than doubled as a result of this unparalleled crisis. Unfortunately, the number of donations to them has decreased just as dramatically.

As part of their on-going commitment to improve this community, State Farm and the Cardinals are tackling the issue by donating over 1,000,000 meals that will be distributed to five non-profit organizations throughout the Valley. The five groups involved in this “Million Meal” donation are:

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • St. Vincent DePaul
  • United Food Bank
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • Midwest Food Bank

This initiative is the latest undertaken by the team to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 24th, the Cardinals made a $1 million donation to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund. Shortly thereafter, the team organized three major blood drives at State Farm Stadium to meet the dire need to replenish the Valley’s dwindling blood supply. That is in addition to the efforts of individual players like wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins who made a donation of $150,000 to the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund and all-pro linebacker Chandler Jones who is providing 150,000 meals to food banks in Arizona as well as his hometown in upstate New York.

The amazing generosity and continued work in the community is something that Arizona Cardinals fans should be incredibly proud of during this trying time.

Thank you for setting a great example, Arizona Cardinals.