Hunger relief

TMJF and ShopRite Unite to Defeat Hunger at Get Ready Fest™

Food to supplement needs for a week and other supplies help 400 West Philadelphia Families

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In the United States, the roots of hunger run deep. In Philadelphia, 26 percent of households live below the poverty level and far too many children go to bed hungry. This is why The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and ShopRite supermarkets operated by the Brown Family, teamed up for Get Ready Fest™, among the signature programs of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth, families and communities. Four hundred (400) West Philadelphia families, pre-identified by ACHEIVEability, Daroff Charter School, People's Emergency Center and Intercultural Family Services, received vouchers as a invitation to the Get Ready Fest™ event held on July 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at Universal Daroff Charter School at 5630 Vine Street in Philadelphia. 

Since 2014, Get Ready Fest™ has provided thousands of families residing in vulnerable commodities with access to a wide array of essential resources including 25 pounds of shelf-stable food, essential dignity and hygiene items and health and wellness products to help them thrive. Additionally, the program offers education, social service information relating to GED, job training and placement; and senior and veteran support services; and resources for children including books, school supplies, haircuts, face painting and snacks. 

“Brown’s Super Stores, who operates 12 supermarkets in the Philadelphia region, has been a key player with the Foundation on our efforts to address hunger and wellness and we are proud they have signed on for Get Ready Fest™,” said Malcolm Jenkins, two time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Bowler who is Chairman of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. “Since its inception, the program has served more than 7500 families (roughly 30,000 individuals) throughout Camden, NJ, Columbus, OH, New Orleans, LA and Philadelphia, PA. We are truly proud of the impact we have made so far,” he added. 

“We are proud to partner with The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and to join in its effort to bring healthy food and other choices to families in West Philadelphia,” said Sandy Brown, Director, Brown’s Super Stores. Joining Brown’s is Pepsi, which has been doing local community events with the Brown family for over 25 years. “Get Ready Fest™ was a perfect fit for the two of us to continue our partnership to provide food and food products for vulnerable families; our organizations found the synergy with Malcolm’s foundation to be perfectly aligned and we look forward to more future partnerships.”



Get Ready Fest - Brings 800 Camden families wellness resources, food and essentials.

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Since 2014, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has brought Get Ready Fest, his foundation’s signature charity event, to cities across the country. In Camden, New Jersey, 35 percent of households live below the poverty level and far too many children go to bed hungry. This is why The Malcom Jenkins Foundation and PepsiCo partnered with Feed the Children to kick off “Get Ready Fest: Helping Feed Camden” providing 800 Camden-area families with wellness resources, food and essentials.The event kicked off at 12 noon at Antioch Baptist Church, 690 Ferry Ave, Camden, NJ.“The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) is proud to team up and partner for this important event in the Camden area,” said Malcolm Jenkins, a New Jersey native.  Thursday's event was its first in Camden.

"We thought it was very important (to come to Camden)," he said. "It's that city that's right there on the other side of the bridge that you forget about, but me being from Jersey, we wanted to do something in New Jersey specifically and Camden just made sense to us.  Despite the rain, which Antioch pastor John Parker joked "baptized us all," about 800 families turned out for boxes of food, toiletries, books, school uniforms and supplies, and help with an array of social services.

Each family identified by Antioch Baptist Church received:

  • One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
  • One 15-pound box of personal-care items
  • One box of AVON products
  • Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Frito-Lay snacks
  • PepsiCo beverages
  • Life Original Cereal
  • Quaker Standard Oats
  • Chewy Granola Bars
  • Variety of Campbell Soup products

In addition to providing enough food and daily essentials, the Get Ready Fest TM event offers an array of health-related services and information through the support of various community resource partners. These services include health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, etc., education and social service information relating to GED, job training, and senior and veteran support services. Additionally, the event includes a children’s resource area that provides services, children’s books, school supplies, haircuts, face painting, and snacks.

 

Super Bowl Party For The Homeless

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On Sunday Feb.4, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Chosen 300 Ministries, Inc. hosted its Annual Super Bowl Party For The Homeless. While Malcolm Jenkins was tackling the Patriots on the field he was defending the needs of others by making sure they had a enjoyable experience at the Chosen 300 Super Bowl Party.  This year Chosen 300's Annual Super Bowl Party was sponsored solely by The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.  
 
The day started with a Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 AM and all who attended received a wrist band to re-enter for the party at 5PM.  
 
Event Schedule: 
  • 5:00 PM - Doors Open for Homeless Guest
  • 5:30 PM  - Pre-Game Lunch
  • 6:30 PM - Super Bowl Kick Off
  • Half-Time - A Full Course BBQ Chicken Dinner. 10:00 PM or End of Super Bowl - Homeless Guest Depart
Executive Director Brian Jenkins (no relation) states "many of us have the opportunity to gather together with friends to watch the game, but for those who live in the streets and shelters, they do not share this same pleasure. Chosen 300 uses this day as an avenue to provide hope and help to those in need." 
 
Chosen 300 Ministries is a inter-denominational ministry that is well known for its work in Center City Philadelphia, West Philadelphia & Pottstown; distributing more than 150,000 meals a year to the homeless of our region.   The organization also provides hunger relief in Guyana, Jamaica, India, Nigeria, Liberia, Uganda & South Africa.  For more Information on Chosen 300 log on to www.chosen300.org 

TMJF Teams Up with Philadelphia Police For A Holiday Surprise for 140 Families

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On Dec. 18, 2017, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl Safety Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) provided holiday meal baskets for 140 Philadelphia families at the Foundation’s annual Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department. Fellow Eagles defensive backs Rodney McLeod, Patrick Robinson, Jalen Mills, Jaylen Watkins, Corey Graham, and Sidney Jones were also in attendance to help anywhere they were needed. The day consisted of packing, filling and spreading holiday cheer to everyone around.In keeping with the jersey number (27) that Malcolm wears on the field, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation selected 27 local social service organizations to serve as partners in identifying five (5) families in need of a festive blessing, from within the community their organization serves.  Each partnering organization picked up the festive gifts during the event, and delivered them to the families of their choosing.The event was hosted by the Philadelphia Police Department at the Police Athletic League center in Strawberry Mansion. In addition to packing and handing out dinner baskets at PAL, Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles players, TMJF volunteers, along with Philadelphia PAL and Community Relations Officers hand
delivered holiday dinner baskets to several families with children under the age of 15, surprising each child with toys. Many families received toys this holiday season, thanks to the generous contributions from Hersha Hospitality, United Bank of Philadelphia, The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Damari Savile who each conducted toy drives for the Foundation.In the past year, Malcolm has continued to work with Commissioner Ross and others in the Philadelphia Police Department to explore and support department efforts to strengthen trust within the community. The ongoing collaboration underscores the spirit of giving during the holidays, and the importance of “giving back” to people living in challenged communities in Philadelphia, where 27 percent of households live below the poverty level.Thanks to the assistance of Brown ShopRite, the Foundation received select food items for the holiday dinner baskets. In addition, a grant from Keystone First was given to the Foundation to help assist in filling the baskets with the necessary food items. Also, a warm thank you to Dunkin’ Donuts (Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA and Ogontz Ave., Wyncote, PA locations) and Starbucks (Flourtown, PA) for providing all our volunteers with the necessary food and drinks to keep them warm during the packing and delivering.