Following Travis Kelce’s recognition as the NFLPA Week 2 community MVP, another Kansas City Chief, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, earned the same honor in Week 3 for his work in delivering food items to 125 families at KC pantry last week.
Tyreek Hill is helping bag groceries here at the Hope WRX Food Pantry this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/UdE2LfWVJ4— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) September 24, 2018
Hill’s efforts align with the purpose of his foundation, the Tyreek Hill Foundation, which seeks to impact single-parent households and at-risk youth in the Kansas City community through education, wellness and fitness — two causes that are inspired by personal experience and are very close to his heart.
“I could come out here every day and do this,” Hill said, via Chiefs.com. “It means a lot to me to give back because I grew up in a small town and I was kind of poor, so I know what it’s like to live with no lights and with no food. I don’t want anybody to ever have to go through that — nobody — and especially not a kid.”
This isn’t the first time that Hill has utilized his platform for good in the community. Over the past year, Hill has delivered turkeys over Thanksgiving, hosted a free football camp for kids in his hometown of Pearson, GA, and more.
For Hill, though, it’s all just a part of doing the most he can for others with what he has.
“I want to use my platform to help others, make a difference, and see that difference paid forward,” Hill said. “When I was a kid, I helped bag groceries at the local store. Now being in the position I am, I’m grateful to stand here, make people smile and lend them a hand.” Hill told the NFLPA.
The Week 3 honoree’s achievement wouldn’t have been complete without a special shoutout from the Week 2 recipient—Kelce.