A former NFL star who lives in South Florida has been instrumental in joining with The Outreach Program to provide meals to desperate families in Puerto Rico and Haiti through Food For The Poor.
Through his foundation, Jack Brewer generously donated a portion of the 130,000 rice and bean meals that were delivered to the charity’s Coconut Creek warehouse. Those meals were shipped to Puerto Rico to support hurricane relief efforts.
Hilton Corp., St. Louis Catholic Church of Memphis, Tenn., World Food Prize Global Youth Institute and The Outreach Program, a longtime Food For The Poor donor, also supplied some of the meals.
Brewer joined 600 volunteers at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens to pack 125,000 meals that will be sent to Haiti through Food For The Poor. Volunteers came from St. Mark’s and from Temple Judea of Palm Beach Gardens.
“It was an amazing event. There was so much synergy in the room with everyone working toward the same mission,” said Brewer, who lives in Parkland. Brewer played five seasons in the NFL, including stints with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.