By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

Recently the coronavirus virus has changed all our lives in an unprecedented way. Los Angeles Rams players Jared Goff and Andrew Whitworth are stepping up to help people all in the greater Los Angeles area. 

Last week the Rams Goff and Whitworth each donated $250,000 to the Los Angeles Food Bank to help fund two million meals for Angelenos in need. 

“There are so many people in need right now and we want to do everything we can to help our Los Angeles community,” Goff said in a news release. “My hope is that we can inspire others to support organizations like the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and United Way’s Pandemic Relief Fund as we come together to face this crisis.” 

The closing of California schools has led to the need for meals throughout the city and county. Whitworth knows tragedy first hand he was at LSU during hurricane Katrina. As a student he and some LSU players drove around campus loading up a trailer with donations for hurricane victims. 

 “We filled up two 18-foot trailers within two days,” Whitworth said. “Then we donated our time when we had a chance. It was the least we could do in a situation to uplift our state, be there for it and not worry about ourselves.” 

 The actions by Whitworth and Goff are just the kinds of things the city and country need now.