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Detroit Lions RB coach creates virtual food drive to help those impacted by COVID-19

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It turns out the Staffords aren’t the only Lions employees looking to help Detroit in any way during this time of crisis.

Detroit Lions running backs coach Kyle Caskey, along with his wife Kayla, have teamed up with local food bank Gleaners to create a “virtual food drive” to help those in economic need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re living through some unprecedented times right now and there’s some families out there that are dealing with the threat of unemployment and some children that maybe aren’t receiving the meals that they usually would when they’re in school,” Caskey said in a video posted to Twitter. “So Kayla and I have partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank to create a virtual food drive, since most of us can’t leave our houses right now.”

At the moment, their goal is $20,000, and per Gleaners’ website, “For every dollar donated, three meals will find their way to a needy family within our Southeast Michigan/Detroit neighborhoods.”

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