Richard Sherman Donates $27,000 to Pay Off Lunch Debt for Two Middle Schools

San Francisco 49ers cornerback, Richard Sherman is one of the biggest givers off the field.

Sherman kicked off the holiday season by donating $27,000 to clear the lunch debt of two schools close to his heart.

He did it with the intent to make sure students wouldn’t go hungry while learning.

The kind gesture started when Sherman wrote a personal check” to the principal of Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California, worth $7,491.27 to clear the cafeteria’s outstanding balance.

Next, the Super Bowl Champ gave $20,000 to the Tacoma, Washington public school system with the same intent.

This school is roughly 30 miles south of Seattle, where he played for the Seahawks from 2011-2017.

Blanket Coverage, The Richard Sherman Family Foundation also sent a letter to the school’s Nutrition Services Department to address the matter, according to CNN affiliate KPIX:

“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.

“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.”

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