[UPDATE]: Here’s a look at the Eagles safety receiving his well-deserved recognition for the incredible work he does throughout the community.
The Eagles have some really great people on their roster, including safety Malcolm Jenkins. From his commitment to social injustice and criminal justice reform, to delivering backpacks and new football cleats to local kids, Jenkins walks the walk and he’s now being honored with the Key to The City of Camden.
Jenkins will receive the Key from Mayor Frank Moran and City Council members, as they celebrate his “community efforts to support youth and the underserved” through The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.
His foundation, alongside several other local community partners, hosted “Get Ready Fest” at the Antioch Baptist Church in Camden earlier this year, and it was huge success. The event provided 35-plus pounds of food and essential items — including health and wellness products — to hundreds (hundreds!!) of pre-identified families.
“It is truly an honor to be receiving a Key to the City of Camden,” said Jenkins. “Earlier this year during The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation ‘Get Ready Fest’ here in Camden we were inspired by the people of this city, and once again I find myself reminded by Mayor Moran, City Council, elected officials, Pastor John O. Parker, and the entire city to try and always lead by example.”
Each family left the event with enough food to feed a family of four for a week, while also having some much-needed access to medical services, like blood pressure screenings, and testing for cholesterol issues, diabetes and access to basic dental and eye checks.
Jenkins has an eagle-eye view of what people in the community need, and beyond the basic necessities of food and health care, “Get Ready Fest” already provided GED and job training to attendees, as well as access to senior, veteran and youth services.