Lineage Foundation for Good Partnership with Detroit Lions’ Quarterback Jared Goff Results in 150,000 Meals Donated in Detroit and Nationally
February 01, 2024
Touchdowns for Good program supports organizations and initiatives dedicated to community development and eliminating hunger and food waste
The Foundation has invested over $6 million in community-based grants to food banks, other community-based organizations and programming support since its inception
NOVI, Mich. -- February 1, 2024 -- Lineage Foundation for Good (the “Foundation”), the independent philanthropic arm of Lineage, today announced the results of its Touchdowns for Good campaign with Jared Goff, Detroit Lions’ quarterback and global ambassador for the Foundation. Through the partnership, the Foundation donated the equivalent of 150,000 meals including 40,000 meals to Detroit’s Forgotten Harvest following the Detroit Lions' historic playoff wins earlier this month and 20,000 meals to San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The remaining 90,000 meals were donated to local food banks across the nation throughout the 2023 NFL Season.
In 2023, the Foundation committed to donating 1,000 meals for every touchdown Goff threw during the 2023 NFL season away games. The meals were donated to local food banks in the respective cities of the away games throughout the inaugural Touchdowns for Good campaign. The campaign was extended and brought to Detroit as the Lions entered the post season.
Goff has an extensive history of supporting local communities with a particular focus on both Detroit and Los Angeles. Preceding his Touchdowns for Good campaign with the Foundation, Goff donated food and supplies to those in need, funding two million meals for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and was named the NFL Players Association's Community MVP for his remarkable donation of forty thousand pounds of fresh food and supplies in 2021 to Detroiters struggling to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During his time with the Los Angeles Rams, he collaborated with California Strong to assist families impacted by wildfires. In 2022, Goff partnered with Detroit-based Give Merit’s FATE program, which helps students from Detroit’s Jalen Rose Leadership Academy to excel in their future academic and professional careers, to design an apparel collection with sales proceeds from the collection donated to the program's scholarship fund.
To continue his charitable efforts and supporting communities, Jared Goff is extending the Touchdowns for Good partnership with the Lineage Foundation for Good in 2024. Additionally, the Foundation is partnering with the entire Detroit Lions team this year for a program called “Everybody Eats" to help put food on the table for those in need.
“Scoring touchdowns meant more this season knowing that our hard work on the field helped put food on the table and make a difference for those in need. This has been an incredible partnership with Lineage’s Foundation for Good,” said Jared Goff, Detroit Lions’ quarterback. “Seeing the impact on the communities we’ve supported this year, throughout the nation and in Detroit, has been extremely humbling, and we’re excited to continue and expand the good work with Lineage in 2024.”
“As an emeritus board member of the Foundation and dedicated philanthropist, Jared Goff has been invaluable in furthering our mission of helping feed the world,” said Hannah Hoskins, Executive Director of Lineage Foundation for Good. “Together with Jared Goff and now the entire Detroit Lions team, we are energized to bring our national initiative back to Detroit to put food on the table for those in need.”
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About Lineage Foundation for Good
The Lineage Foundation for Good (the “Foundation”) is the independent philanthropic arm of Lineage. Stacked with unique cold chain expertise and strategic relationships a plenty, the Foundation is bridging the hunger gap across the world and in our local communities – and everyone is invited to be a part of it. No one likes to see food go to waste, especially while people go hungry. That’s why Lineage Foundation for Good is stepping up to find second chances for surplus food. Our mission is to develop a dynamic, real-time and global link between those who commercially produce our food and the individuals, families and communities who need it most. We know the issue of food waste and insecurity is a global one that is also felt close to home – and with our collective of customers, volunteers and donation partners all around the world, our impact can reach further. In other words, there’s nowhere for hunger and food waste to hide.
Lineage is one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled industrial REITs and integrated solutions providers with a global network of over 450 strategically located facilities, totaling nearly 2.5 billion cubic feet of capacity across countries in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Coupling industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions and innovative technology, Lineage partners with the world’s largest food and beverage companies to increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and, most importantly, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage has been named a CNBC Disruptor 50 Company for three consecutive years, twice named a US Best Managed Company, named the No. 1 Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, and was included on Fortune’s Change the World list.