Burrow's acceptance speech inspires nationwide wave of generosity towards OH food bank

Burrow's acceptance speech inspires nationwide wave of generosity towards OH food bank

Burrow's acceptance speech inspires nationwide wave of generosity towards OH food bank

Heisman Trophy victor Joe Burrow of LSU highlights the first-team offense and Heisman finalist Chase Young of Ohio State leads the defense on the team presented by Regions Bank that was chosen by a panel of 15 college football poll voters. "There are so many people out there that don't have much and I'm here for anyone who has kids in Athens and Athene County going home not to have much food on the table, hungry after school. You guys can be up here, too", Burrow said.

Will Drabold, an Athens resident, started the fundraiser at about 11 a.m. Sunday.

Drabold has since raised the goal to $400,000 and is close to surpassing that as well.

According to the organization's Facebook page, a quote from Burrow's acceptance speech inspired the generosity. It's the highest in the state. During that time, OH made multiple bowl appearances during that time, including two in Louisiana. It is among the poorest counties in the state, all of which are in the Appalachian region. The money is to serve the Athens County Food Bank, which serves 5,000 families in the country every year and served 9,000 meals every month. His performance in this year's voting suggests that, if he leads Ohio State to a season as impressive as their 2019 campaign, he will get the nod ahead of the Clemson phenom. "He's really lifted all boards by making it something we all need to think about". "I think he will always be grateful for the support of this community".

Some impacts have already been felt. Burrow graduated in three years and transferred to LSU, where he thrived. The school has the most children on free or reduced lunch in Athens City Schools.

Though Burrow was always the heavy favorite to take home the award, stud pass rusher Young was deserving of substantially more first-place votes than he received. "We try to, we offer breakfast, lunch, teachers use a lot of their own resources to bring in snacks and things for kids". His mother, Robin, is an elementary school principal.

"Many, many thanks to Joe Burrow for shining a light on food insecurity in our area and a very heartfelt thank you to everyone that has donated", it said in a Facebook post. "I have no words beyond that".

Skinner says numerous students at The Plains Elementary are excited about Burrow's success and her teachers are working to help kids understand the impact he's having.

The effort began on Facebook on Sunday, with almost $ 156,000 pledged to the Athens County Food Pantry.

Matt Porter, using "Joe Burreaux", just dropped about half of his winnings into Colton Moore's GoFundMe to meet the account's goal.

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