In an effort to give back during the outbreak of COVID-19, Falcons defensive tackle Grad Jarrett is providing meals to first responders from the fire and police departments in Atlanta and Rockdale County,.
Jarrett will give two meals per week for the entire month of April, saying he felt it was his duty:
“It’s technically not my job but I feel like it’s part of my duty being a big face in the city and being from Rockdale County,” said Jarrett. “I’m going to always try and serve where I can, especially in times of need.”
In a 2018 interview, Jarrett spoke about the importance of being a role model in the community.
“For me personally, it’s taught me to be grateful and that I need to be available to people when they do need help, whether that’s giving time or donating money,” Jarrett told NFL.com. “Whatever it is, I have the platform to help make somebody’s situation better, and I feel like that’s given me an extra sense of gratitude and wanting to help.”
Jarrett says he wants to continue helping the Atlanta community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s very admirable for them to go out there and do what they’ve got to do.” Jarrett said about first responders.
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