Allen Robinson raising money to feed students in Chicago

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Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is one of many in the NFL world who has turned to helping students find food as a way to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robinson announced a campaign in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to raise money for meals for students who are currently out of school. It started with a pledge last week from the Bears’ No. 12 to match $12,000 in donations, but has already gone beyond that with the help of some other Bears.

Head coach Matt Nagy matched the $12,000 donation while left tackle Charles Leno referenced his own number with a $7,200 donation. Other donations have piled up as well as the community has responded to Robinson’s campaign.

“It’s not about me doing this,” Robinson said, via the Chicago Tribune. “It’s trying to create a way for people to come together and make an impact. It’s not just me making an impact on my own. Everyone can make an impact.”

A donation of $50 provides about 80 pounds of food that can be distributed to students.

5 responses to “Allen Robinson raising money to feed students in Chicago

  1. What’s the mayor doing? Where I live the school buses are stopping at every kid’s home and dropping off lunch.

  2. I applaud any effort to get food to those who need it, especially children. However, don’t the schools feed these children everyday, often both breakfast and lunch. The funds for this is already budgeted, so why isn’t the school system providing lunches? Where I live, the public schools are providing lunches for pick up at many schools throughout the district. I thought this was common practice?

  3. danielsong39 says:
    March 30, 2020 at 8:20 am
    We’ll all need food soon if the lockdowns last much longer
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    You can still go to the grocery store dude. This is about low-income kids who rely on free lunches at public school just to be able to eat. Big props to Allen Robinson- great receiver and a pillar in his community

  4. This is about low-income kids who rely on free lunches at public school just to be able to eat. Big props to Allen Robinson- great receiver and a pillar in his community

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    You don’t know that they rely on it. They are just accustomed to it.

    What do these kids do over summer break? Do they simply not eat for 2.5 months?

    And I applaud Robinson for his personal charity.

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