Former Eagle Malcolm Jenkins donates 135 holiday meals to Philadelphia families
During his Eagles’ tenure, Malcolm Jenkins was know for being an active member in the community. Despite moving on to greener pastures, the All-Pro safety has not stopped his outreach. On Saturday afternoon, Jenkins provided holiday meals for 135 families in the Philadelphia area, according to ESPN’s Tim McManus. Through his foundation, Jenkins has given out meals to 540 families this week.
Current Eagles’ safety and former teammate of Jenkins Rodney McLeod was on-site to help support the cause. Last week, McLeod was named the NFLPA’s Community MVP for his Art and Sole Sneaker Ball. The gala helped raise over $200,000 for families in need.
Over the years, Jenkins has done a tremendous amount of work to help the Philadelphia community. This past July, he donated a suit to a Philadelphia Student, partnering with Focused Athletics. A non-profit that helps student-athletes prepare for college.
In November, Jenkins returned to Philadelphia to face the Eagles and spoke on his continued relationship with the city:
“The more I gave to the city, the more the city gave to me. You don’t really find that too many times as an athlete or just a human being in general. It’s a connection that I cherish and was huge for my life.”
In 2019, the Eagles nominated Jenkins as their Walter Payton Man of The Year candidate. It’s great to see a former Eagle be so passionate about helping those that are less fortunate.
While Philadelphia has to wait until Tuesday, Jenkins and the Saints are back in action tomorrow night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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