The Minnesota Vikings are helping fight hunger in their community through the Minnesota Vikings Foundation's "Vikings Table" food truck. The goal of the truck is to go to areas in need and serve food to kids and families.
Dalvin Cook, the running back for the Minnesota Vikings, explains his personal connection to the program.
"Growing up, my living situation was tough," Dalvin says. "Not knowing where your next meal is going to come from… my family members did a great job of compromising with us, but I know some folks and some families just don't have it."
When Vikings fans buy food on game day, some of that money goes towards buying food for the food truck.
"It's important for young athletes to have food security and meals, because I think learning that so young and getting the proper nutrition in your body [teaches kids that] you can become whatever you want to become," Dalvin says.
Dalvin and Mark Wilf, owner and president of the Minnesota Vikings, joined Rachael on our show to talk about why the program is so important and how it benefits local kids, families and the community as a whole.
"Giving back in the community is very important for the Minnesota Vikings, and our foundation is all about young people and teaching them through health and education and getting them nutrition," Mark says. "There's a lot of food need in Minnesota and around the country, and we want to give back the best we can."
Learn more about the initiative in the video above.