Joe Burrow launches nonprofit to overcome food insecurity and mental health issues

CINCINNATI — Joe Burrow announced Tuesday that he is starting a nonprofit foundation with his parents to help “overcome food insecurity and mental health issues in children.”

The Joe Burrow Foundation will provide “resources and support to disadvantaged and underserved people in Ohio and Louisiana,” according to a press release from the foundation.

“I believe everyone has a responsibility to do good,” Joe Burrow said in the press release. “This Foundation allows me and my family to give back. Many of you have made generous contributions to support food insecurity in Athens County, Ohio following my 2019 Heisman Trophy speech. We will build on our efforts to fight the food insecurity by also finding ways to offer support in Greater Cincinnati, other parts of Ohio, Baton Rouge and Louisiana. My mother, a lifelong educator, experiences firsthand the effects of mental health issues on children and their families. Here too, we want to make a difference. »

Burrow will serve as chairman of the foundation’s board of directors, while his mother, Robin, will serve as secretary and treasurer, and his father, Jimmy, will serve as vice president.

“Words cannot express how proud we are of Joe and his many talents,” Jimmy Burrow said in the press release. “His commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate is especially meaningful to our family.”

“As an elementary school teacher and principal, I see children growing and succeeding every day,” Robin Burrow added via the press release. “I also recognize the stress and challenges that students and their families face. We are committed to bringing people and resources together to help make a difference. We hope you can join us along the way.

You can learn more about the Joe Burrow Foundation and donate to its causes by clicking here.