On Tuesday, Cabrillo Middle School (Santa Clara, California) principal Stan Garber revealed that Sherman hand-delivered a personal check for $7,491.27 on Nov. 23 to cover the school's outstanding cafeteria debt.
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“The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school." @49ers CB @RSherman_25 gave a generous donation to a Santa Clara middle school to eliminate their outstanding cafeteria meal debt. https://t.co/Vwc3ZJE0KC https://t.co/zXy5EnCdLM
Blanket Coverage, The Richard Sherman Family Foundation also sent a letter to the school's Nutrition Services Department to address the matter, per KPIX 5:
"We have found that eliminating student lunch debt is one way to help assist students and their families in relieving some of the stress that comes with attending school on a daily basis.
"The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school; we aim to do our part in eliminating that obstacle."
Taking care of the lunch debt marks just the latest act of kindness by the 49ers star:
Earlier this month, Sherman also donated $5,000 to help a Pop Warner team in Compton travel to the National Youth Championship in Florida.