Daily Sports Smile: Jared Goff distributes 40,000 pounds of fresh food, supplies to Detroit families

Jaylon Thompson
USA TODAY Sports Plus

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is making a difference in the local community. This week, Goff partnered with Forgotten Harvest to distribute 40,000 pounds of fresh food and supplies to 500 food insecure families in the Detroit area.

Goff spent time at Ford Field helping to load essential items to those in need. The families received the items in the stadium parking lot.

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) named Goff the Week 5 NFLPA Community MVP for his efforts. Goff mentioned that it was a true honor to receive the award. He mentioned his love for helping the local community in any way possible.

“It's an incredible honor to be named NFLPA Community MVP,” Goff said after receiving the award. “I am extremely passionate about impacting the community where I play beyond the football field. The city of Detroit has embraced me and in return, I want to do all I can to leave my mark.”

The NFLPA will also make a $10,000 contribution to the charity of Goff’s choice. In addition to partnering with Forgotten Harvest, Goff is also donating all proceeds of his JG16 apparel line to mutually agreed youth initiatives in Detroit.

Later this year, Goff also has other initiatives planned with the NFL and the Detroit Lions. Goff is the fifth NFLPA Community MVP this season. He joins NFL athletes Justin Reid, Adam Thielen, Emmanuel Sanders and Arik Armstead as 2021 NFLPA Community MVPs.

This season, Goff has thrown for 1,100 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions through four games.

Goff leads the Lions against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon. The game will be broadcast on FOX with the kickoff set for 1:00 p.m. ET.