Marcus Mariota is stepping up to help kids in Hawaii. Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota, like many pro athletes right now, is doing his part to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools closed in his hometown of Honolulu, he’s providing 1,000 meals per day to students.

Mariota’s foundation, Motiv8, is partnering with two schools in Honolulu to provide 600 breakfasts and 400 lunches per day for at least 43 days, and it could run through the end of the school year (May 29) if the schools remain closed.

“I’ve been very blessed to be put in a position to help, and I think that is a responsibility of mine,” Mariota said, via the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

In total, Mariota, through Motiv8, is donating $125,000 to the Island Insurance Foundation.

Students can pick up the meals at grab-and-go stations outside the Kauluwela Elementary administration building and the Palolo Elementary cafeteria. These stations are set up so that students can get their meals safely without fear of spreading the deadly coronavirus.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.



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