featured graphic for a pre-Thanksgiving meal sponsored by United Way Orange County and Magnolia School District during COVID-19

Los Angeles Chargers football player Casey Hayward hosted safe, drive-through Pre-Thanksgiving meal for low-income students and families in Anaheim

On November 16, Los Angeles Chargers football player Casey Hayward partnered with Orange County United Way and Magnolia School District to host a Pre-Thanksgiving Meal drive-through event for low-income families with students at Jonas E. Salk Elementary School in Anaheim through his charity, Hayward’s Hands Foundation. The Georgia-based organization, founded by Casey’s mother, Tish, teaches, encourages and helps inspire people of all ages to make their dreams come true.

Casey Hayward and volunteers from Orange County United Way and Magnolia School District served 300 ready to heat and eat Thanksgiving meals donated by meal prep delivery company, My Healthy Penguin. Magnolia School District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan and President and CEO of Orange County United Way, Susan B. Parks, also helped serve meals.

Jonas E. Salk Elementary School is one of Orange County United Way’s SparkPoint OC on-campus locations serving families from eight schools in the area. The families can access free support and personal financial coaching to stabilize their finances and housing situation. As a result, the students from these families become more secure and better able to focus on their academic success.

This is the second year that Hayward’s Hands Foundation has partnered with Orange County United Way to ignite the spark of hope and help in building a bright future for Orange County’s young learners and their families.

This article was a courtesy release.

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