Detroit Lions Coach Encourages Community to Help Fight Hunger

Detroit Lions running backs coach Kyle Caskey, along with his wife Kayla, have teamed up with Gleaners Community Food Bank to create a Virtual Food Drive to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to raise $20,000 for hungry families who are unsure where their next meal may come from. For those willing and able to support their effort, please donate here.

“We’re living through some unprecedented times right now and there’s some families out there that are dealing with the threat of unemployment and some children that maybe aren’t receiving the meals that they usually would when they’re in school,” Caskey said in a video posted to Twitter. “Kayla and I have partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank to create a virtual food drive, since most of us can’t leave our houses right now.”

What is a Virtual Food Drive? These drives are an easy way to help ensure Gleaners can purchase and deliver the items families need most. Virtual drives also offer a safe and secure way for Gleaners to continue feeding those in need during this difficult time.

Gleaners continues to distribute food to our partners and hungry neighbors during this unprecedented time. If you need help, call 2-1-1- to be connected to an emergency food assistance nearest you. Visit our food distribution page for more information about Gleaners’ drive-up sites.