Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Rudolph joins Helping Hungry Homes


Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph may be known for eating up yards on the football field, but he’s working to make sure others don’t go hungry.

Whenever a professional athlete gives back to the community or works hard to partner with other charities, it is a fantastic thing. For these individuals to use their celebrity and money to do positive things shows a lot about the character the player possesses.

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Recently, it was announced on the KTSP ABC 5 website that Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has teamed up with Smithfield and CUB to make a huge difference in the lives of many people.

According to KTSP, the tight end helped with more than 60,000 pounds of protein that was being donated to the Second Harvest Heartland food bank at 1140 Gervais Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photos of the donations as well as Rudolph’s participation are available on the KTSP website.

With so many individuals living at or above the poverty line in need of assistance, this food will go a long way for many families. Rudolph is proud to be a part of the project to do what he can.

"Nov 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports“When you have a donation of this magnitude, it’s going to impact our community in a very positive way,” Rudolph said."

This was a stop on the Helping Hungry Homes tour, whose goal in 2016 is to give more than 3.5 million servings of protein in 2016. The tour will continue after St. Paul was the 17th place donations were made.

Last year, Smithfield claims Helping Hungry Homes provided an astounding 18.8 million servings of food through food banks, school nutrition programs, disaster relief and community outreach programs

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Hopefully, this donated protein will go to those in need and assist people in getting back on their feet. With the help of Kyle Rudolph, Helping Hungry Homes has done a great thing for St. Paul, and hopefully the world tour will return again next year.