DENVER — As families face uncertain times during the spread of COVID-19, the Broncos safety announced Wednesday that he and his family have made a $10,000 contribution to the Denver Public Schools Foundation's Food Security Fund.
The fund helps ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-cost meals from DPS every weekday can still receive them — even as the school district is in an extended spring break through April 6 to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
"My wife, Taryn, and I are honored to partner with Denver Public Schools and support their efforts to feed the children who depend on their schools for meals," Simmons said in a statement. "We hope you join us in helping to support the Food Security Fund and provide food to these students and their families during this time of need."
The Denver Public Schools Foundation says they're hopeful that additional donations will help them expand the Grab & Go meal program to supply meals to adults in need during the week and to supply meals to children and adults over the weekend.
"We are incredibly grateful to Justin Simmons for standing tall and showing his support early on for Denver's families," President & CEO of DPS Foundation Verónica Figoli said. "This fund is an opportunity for us to take steps towards healing together. The act of giving can be fulfilling for those who are able to stretch a bit and give. We acknowledge that these are unsettling times for all and yet the simple act of giving can bring us joy and can also be fulfilling for those who are able to stretch a little and give. Every dollar counts and will show our families that our community is one big team and we have their back. No virus is stronger than our community."
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