The Los Angeles Rams are not only making their way into the hearts of the Los Angeles community through their on-field success, the team is making sure to spread holiday cheer to families through their annual “Hams for Hunger” giveaway. On Tuesday December 19, players and cheerleaders from the Rams joined volunteers from the Inglewood Police Department, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions and Hormel at a local Vons in Inglewood, CA, to pass out 14,000 hams for families in need.
“We’re blessed to go out on that stage and do what we do, but we were out here as little kids at one moment,” said Rams linebacker Cameron Lynch, who was born in Long Beach. “It’s nice to come out here and show that we’re human too. I put this jersey on just like anyone else put their shirt on this morning.”
Once families received a ham, they were able to partake in a day filled with activities. Families participated in giveaways and games, danced to the sounds of the DJ and children were offered free face paint.
“It’s nice, it’s very special because some people are having a hard time right now during the holidays, so this is really thoughtful,” said Ariel Sapp, a local Los Angeles resident whose grandmother put her name on the list after learning about the promotion from her church.
The hams were donated by Hormel, an American food company, that has been doing this ham giveaway for the last decade.
“I know it’s really hard, the day-to-day struggle living way beneath your means,” remarked Kevin Peterson, cornerback for the Rams. Peterson was promoted last month from the practice squad.
“A year ago I was working a 10-2 at Planet Fitness, so I know what it means to not have a lot, Peterson continued. “To be able to give back, being out here and being able to provide food for other families is fun.”
Families were chosen by the L.A. Regional Food BanK…