New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and his wife Breion, natives of Bessemer, Ala., returned to their hometown in the Birmingham area to distribute meals to children in need at Brighton Elementary in Bessemer and McAdory High School in McCalla.
The Winstons donated $25,000 to Kikstart Inc., a non-profit organization that provides meals to food-insecure children. After the Jefferson County (Ala.) School City and Birmingham City School District had to make the difficult decision to suspend their Meal Service Program due to COVID-19, Winston and Kikstart took action and developed a contactless distribution system - a food truck which allows them to safely distribute meals. The program benefits the children in the meal service programs and will continue until school reconvenes.
The mission of Jameis Winston's Dream Forever Foundation is to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources to develop and achieve their dreams. For more information, visit jameiswinston3.org.