This Pro Football Player Just Wiped Out Over $7,000 of School Lunch Debt


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San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback Richard Sherman is an athlete and a major philanthropist. The football player recently helped Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California to eliminate its lunch debt.

According to recent reports, Sherman donated over $7,491 via his Blanket Coverage-The Richard Sherman Family Foundation charity, to the school to cover unpaid lunch debts.

In a letter to Cabrillo Middle School’s Nutrition Services Department, Sherman’s foundation wrote, “We have found that eliminating student lunch debt is one way to help assist students and their families in relieving some of the stress that comes with attending school on a daily basis,” according to KPIX5. The letter also continued, “The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school; we aim to do our part in eliminating that obstacle.”

So how did this donation happen? In a letter published on the school’s website, Cabrillo’s Principal Garber wrote, “On Saturday, November 23rd, 49ers Cornerback Richard Sherman pulled me from my shift as a docent in the 49ers Museum to give me a personal check for $7,491.27 to cover Cabrillo Middle School’s cafeteria debt.” Garber continued, “Richard’s gesture created such goodwill for the 49ers that they went on to sack Aaron Roger’s and the Green Bay Packers the next day on national tv by a score of 37-8.”

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Richard Sherman via Instagram 



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