Jameis Winston spent Tuesday helping the victims of Hurricane Irma, as part of a relief effort with Feeding Tampa Bay at the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa.
He helped by donating and handing out 400-$25 publix gift cards to victims, as well as helped with food distribution. Feeding Tampa Bay provided 35 pounds of food per family to help those who lost power and are still struggling due to the storm.
“We are targeting areas of greatest need: residents of low-income communities, families with children and seniors,” CDC of Tampa president Ernest Coney said during an announcement of the event. Donations from Feeding America, Winston and others will help “families to get back on their feet.”
The Quarterback also spent his time meeting with and taking photos with fans, who were all very appreciative of the efforts to help from Jameis, Feeding Tampa Bay, and their local partners.
“We are so glad to have this young man here, Jameis Winston, who’s giving back.” said a woman, who was also helping with food distribution.
“It’s such a great thing, it’s a great feeling knowing that someone does care, it really is”. said Stephanie Brannon.
“I appreciate what’s going on and everything, it’s a blessing, it’s a blessing”. said another resident.
Jameis was asked in an interview , “Is this better than throwing a touchdown pass?” and he replied, “Absolutely, because this is bigger than football, you know, this is bigger than throwing a touchdown to Mike Evans; this is bigger than dropping back, or winning a trophy. This is life.”