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Beyond the Flash Foundation Awarded Social Justice Grant by NFL Foundation
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

On Monday, Melvin Gordon’s Beyond the Flash Foundation was awarded a $4,700 grant from the NFL Foundation as part of the NFL’s initiative to help players get more involved in social causes within their community. The grant funding will support the Beyond the Flash Foundation’s hunger relief outreach programs targeting financially disadvantaged youth in inner-city Los Angeles.

Melvin Gordon recently established his new charitable foundation earlier this year with the mission of providing economically-challenged students with educational opportunities and resources to succeed, and support for inner-city and low-income children throughout Los Angeles who struggle with hunger. In September, Gordon participated in a city-wide Meal Pack for 9/11 Day alongside his Chargers teammates and earned Week 1 Community MVP honors from the NFLPA. Gordon will continue his outreach later this season by partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast and Second Harvest Food Bank for a meal distribution program in December.

The NFL Foundation’s Social Justice Grant program provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused around social justice causes and have been financially supported by an NFL player. According to the NFL Foundation’s website, the grants are designed to reduce barriers to opportunity through a focus on education, criminal justice reform, poverty, racial equality, and many other causes.

Lack of access to basic nutrition is one of the largest problems facing economically-challenged children living in inner-city communities, including many in urban Los Angeles. Severe hunger affects students physically and academically, making it harder for them to focus on classroom learning. Gordon’s hunger relief initiatives address this ongoing need. This Social Justice grant will allow Melvin Gordon’s Beyond the Flash Foundation to officially launch new outreach programs, like Flash Out Hunger and Melvin’s Markets, in 2019 and improve the quality of life of hundreds of Los Angeles' most underprivileged youth.






 
 

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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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