teamed up to combat childhood hunger

In Houston, feeding nearly 7,000 youth affected by a severe winter storm that struck the region. Photo credit LA RAMS

Los Angeles Rams Defensive Linemen SEBASTIAN JOSEPH-DAY and MICHAEL BROCKERS have teamed up to combat childhood hunger in the Houston area by feeding nearly 7,000 youth affected by a severe winter storm that struck the region last month. On Tuesday, March 2, both players donated funds to support Kids Meals Inc, which delivers free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and provides their families with resources to help end the cycle of poverty.

The donation also adds to a list of community efforts led by Joseph-Day during his NFL career. Over the past three seasons, Joseph-Day has participated in mentoring sessions with youth served by local non-profit organizations and reading sessions with students, purchased computers to help bridge the technology gap for students in under-resourced communities, donated funds to LA-based social justice non-profits, provided meals for frontline healthcare heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic and much more.

Sebastian stated, “We are both super honored to help these kids and their families. They are the future of this country and we are just trying to help build that foundation for them so they can continue to succeed and not worry about when their next meal will be presented.”

Sebastian Joseph-Day is a nose tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. Before being selected in the 2018 draft, Joseph-Day played for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. With a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Journalism, Joseph-Day is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Labor Studies. As a member of the Players Coalition, Sebastian is also actively helping the community with education and economic advancement. This 2020 football season is Joseph-Day’s third season with the Rams.

The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team that plays and competes in the National Football League (NFL). The Rams franchise was founded in 1936 as the Cleveland Rams in the short-lived second American Football League before joining the NFL the next year. In 1946, the franchise moved to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Rams are based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Rams compete in the National Football League as a member of the National Football Conference West division.