The Freeholder Board honored New Jersey native and Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles Pro-Bowl Safety Malcolm Jenkins for his work with youth and the underserved through the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.
“Malcolm Jenkins is to be commended for his philanthropic activity through his foundation and his commitment to criminal justice reform,” said Freeholder Bill Moen. “He is no stranger to Camden, and the foundation he created will continue to benefit the youth of this city as he consistently serves as a positive role model.”
Freeholder Moen honored Jenkins with a proclamation and Camden Mayor Frank Moran presented him with a key to the city.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s work is guided by core values of integrity, service, community and fiscal accountability. The foundation focuses on effectuating positive change in the lives of youth, particularly those in underserved communities throughout New Jersey, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The charity provides resources, innovative opportunities, and experiences that will help youth succeed in life and become contributing members of their communities.
In 2018, the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation partnered with Feed the Children and community partners in to host “Get Ready Fest” at Antioch Baptist Church in Camden. This community outreach event helped to provide hundreds of pre-identified families with 25 pounds of food, 10 pounds of essential items, and health and wellness products. In addition to providing enough food to feed a family of four for one week, the event offers an array of health-related services and information. These services include screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, basic eye and dental check-ups, GED, job training, plus senior, veteran and youth services.