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Melvin Gordon Launches Foundation at Second Harvest Food Bank Meal Distribution Program
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon launched his brand new Beyond the Flash Foundation on Saturday with its first outreach program—a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. The launch event at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast provided food for 1,000 kids.

Mingling with the crowd of over 1,000 students and parents from surrounding Orange County communities, the Los Angeles Chargers star running back appeared at the outreach program, helping families select fresh fruits and vegetables from Second Harvest Food Bank’s mobile pantry. Kids of all ages were greeted by Santa Claus and his helpers and given a special Christmas gift from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast.

With a focus on childhood hunger and educational opportunities for underprivileged youth, the Beyond the Flash Foundation strategically launched during a season when hunger is at an all-time high. When school is out, these at-risk students do not receive their usual free school lunches, which so many of them rely upon.

“I am honored to partner with such strong organizations like this to provide food, so students will have one less worry this holiday season,” said Gordon. “There is no greater cause as close to my heart as this one.”

The meal distribution program is the second hunger relief initiative that Gordon has participated in this season, having been selected as Week 1’s Community MVP for helping to distribute hundreds of meals to local families and veterans through the Los Angeles Meal Pack for 9/11 Day. The program also precedes his inaugural fundraising event on December 19, which will be held at the Balboa Bay House in Newport Beach, California.

The Beyond the Flash Foundation will act as a vehicle for Gordon to achieve his personal philanthropic goals. With a cause close to the founder’s heart, Beyond the Flash Foundation aims to provide economically challenged students with resources to succeed, supporting low-income children throughout Orange County and Los Angeles.






 
 

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IMPACT

Melvin Gordon’s Beyond the Flash Foundation will strive to provide hunger relief to children and their families throughout Orange County through targeted outreach programs in conjunction with...

NEED

More than 120,000 Orange County students are at risk for hunger during the summer.  Three of the largest consequences of ongoing hunger include an inability to concentrate, poor...

WHY

Melvin grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where nearly 20% of the population live in poverty. This poverty led to severe hunger for thousands of families in the city, especially children who were...

ENRICH THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS
AND FAMILIES IN NEED.

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