Since being drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, former Rutgers star, Sebastian Joseph-Day has made it a priority to support the local California community. His latest charitable initiative, "Bashing Hunger" was launched on July 22.
Through the initiative, the Rams defensive tackle will focus on combating food insecurity by increasing food rescue, raising money and awareness, as well as providing nutritional education.
This week, Joseph-Day partnered with St. Joseph's Center to feed 150 Angelenos in Venice, CA who are battling housing insecurity. Joseph-Day teamed with Kim Prince, owner of Hotville Chicken and Gregory Dulan, owner of Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen to bring their food truck "Dulanville," to St. Joseph's Center.
Visitors also left with bags filled with fruits and vegetables courtesy of Joseph-Day and St. Joseph’s Center.
“Combating hunger has been something that I’ve always tried to attack through all of my charitable efforts,” said Joseph-Day in a statement. “I believe that no one should suffer or worry about when their next meal will be. The physical and emotional stress attached to hunger is debilitating. The goal of Bashing Hunger is to help build sustainable resources to eliminate food deprivation.”
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused more than 42 million people to experience food insecurity, estimating about 13 million children included. Hunger affects millions of people every day from all different backgrounds including, but not limited to, the unhoused children, seniors, minorities and many more. Joseph-Day’s mission is to provide food security for the individuals and families who are struggling.
Joseph-Day, entering his fourth season with the Rams, continues to make a difference in the Los Angeles area communities.
To learn more about Bashing Hunger visit: https://www.