Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones to donate 150K meals to food banks in Arizona, New York

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 31: Chandler Jones #55 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after making a tackle against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on October 31, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones announced Thursday he will donate 150,000 meals to food banks in Arizona and New York amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jones will provide meals to St. Mary's Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank of Arizona, as well as Mother Teresa's Cupboard through the Catholic Charities of Broome County in New York.

“These are really tough times and it is important for me to do my part and help out both here in Arizona and back at home in New York,” Jones said in a statement. “There are a lot of people in need and everything we can do as a community makes a difference.” 

Earlier this week, the Cardinals made a $1 million donation to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund.

In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

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