Richard Sherman is no longer with the Seahawks, but he continues to give back to the Pacific Northwest community.
Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Richard Sherman's foundation donates to Washington school district to reduce lunch debt

Richard Sherman is still making an impact in the Seattle area although the defensive back is no longer with the Seattle Seahawks.

According to the NFL Players AssociationBlanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation, donated more than $20,000 last month to the Tacoma School District to help reduce students' lunch debt.

Last week, KIRO-TV reported Sherman's foundation donated to the Sumner food bank through a food drive at Sumner High School.

Sherman, who plays for the San Francisco 49ers, paid off a $7,491.27 cafeteria debt for a middle school in Santa Clara, California, on Nov. 23, Cabrillo Middle School officials said in a news release.

According to the NFLPA, Sherman's foundation donated to two other food banks in the Seattle area after finding out shelves were almost bare, and it was just in time for Thanksgiving.

The NFLPA named Sherman as last week's Community MVP and plans to make a $10,000 contribution to the Blanket Coverage Foundation.

Sherman founded Blanket Coverage in 2013. According to its website, the foundation helps "provide students in low-income communities with school supplies and clothing, so they can more adequately achieve their goals."

Sherman was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft after starring at Stanford University. 

In seven seasons with the Seahawks, Sherman made the Pro Bowl four times, was named First-team All-Pro three times and helped lead the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl title

Sherman tore his Achilles tendon in November 2017 against the Arizona Cardinals and was released in the offseason. 

Sherman then agreed to a three-year contract with the 49ers but continues to spend his offseasons in the Seattle area.

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