This has been a very challenging couple of months for everyone due to COVID-19, but people like Sam Hubbard continue to show grace through the tough times.
Last week, the Bengals defensive end announced, via GoFundMe, that he’d personally match all donations to the city’s Freestore Foodbank up to $9,400. That generous offer of charity has already spread to the team he plays for.
On Monday, the Bengals announced that they’re matching these $9,400 donations to the Freestore Foodbank.
We're joining @Sam_Hubbard_ in his effort to raise money for the Freestore Foodbank by matching his donation.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 13, 2020
Thanks to @Carlos_Dunlap, @TriHealth & everyone who has made a donation to help our community during this time. https://t.co/Al0lzDZTBP
Hubbard later revealed just how big of an impact this movement has already made for helping serve the hungry in Cincinnati:
Current total $52,010 = 156,030 Meals— Sam Hubbard (@Sam_Hubbard_) April 13, 2020
The Freestore Foodbank works to solve hunger in the tri-state area and provide 33 million meals each year in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Hubbard, who played locally at Moeller High School, would later stay in Ohio by playing collegiality with the Ohio State Buckeyes, then was a third-round pick of the Bengals in 2018.