"Growing up, I never had to worry about not having meals if we didn't have school, and that's not the case for a lot of kids around our community," Rudolph told Vikings beat writer Lindsey Young. "There's a lot of families who are going without meals because mom and/or dad aren't able to work right now ... so we wanted to do something here for the families in our community that we know are being directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."
Kyle Rudolph @KyleRudolph82
It’s a great honor to help out the folks with @2harvest to make sure kids and families won’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from during this time of uncertainty. Jordan and I take great pride in supporting the community that has always supports us!! #SKOL https://t.co/lDhWcqw8Pz
The Vikings announced the Rudolphs also set up a fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $200,000:
According to the Minnesota Department of Health (h/t WCCO), doctors have confirmed 235 cases of the coronavirus throughout the state, and one person has died from COVID-19.
The Wilf family announced they were donating $250,000 in aid, with the Vikings matching the total.
Vikings players Adam Thielen, Chad Greenway and Anthony Barr joined the campaign: Thielen and his wife, Caitlin, donated $25,000 to Second Harvest Heartland; Greenway and his wife, Jenni, pledged $10,000 to his Lead The Way Foundation; and Barr provided $500 emergency grants to current and former recipients of his Raise The Barr scholarship.