Daily Sports Smile: Colts RB Jonathan Taylor helps prepare over 500 meals for local families

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) greets fans after the game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Colts defeated the Bills, 41-15. Taylor scored a Colts franchise-record 5 touchdowns during the game.
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Indianapolis Colts star Jonathan Taylor is making sure local families have access to warm meals. Taylor partnered with Campbell Soup to volunteer alongside local organization Second Helpings.

Taylor spent time preparing a special chicken pot pie for residents. The food would provide over 500 meals for those in need. Taylor helped by placing the ingredients in baking trays and getting the dish ready for the oven.

“It’s always a great thing to make sure families in need get a warm and nourishing meal,” Taylor said in a social video released by the Colts.

Second Helpings has played a key role in the Indianapolis community since 1998. They accept donated food and prepare nutritious meals for families across the city. They also distribute the meals to local social service agencies as well.

The Colts later helped distribute the meals to families. Meijer Foods also provided $5,000 worth of gift cards different groups. The meals were enough for over 15,000 bowls of soup as well. 

Taylor was excited for the event. He mentioned that being able to give back is a true passion for him.

“I hope this event impacts millions and thousands of other people to give back as well,” Taylor said. “Or to give anything, just a small amount. It’s not about how much you give or something specific that you give, it’s about the sense of giving.”

This season, Taylor has emerged as an MVP candidate. He leads the NFL in rushing yards, touchdowns and carries. He also earned his first Pro Bowl nomination after leading the Colts into playoff contention through 15 games.