For NFL MVP Peterson, Helping Is What It’s About


National Football League MVP Adrian Peterson returned to his native Palestine this summer for the annual day named in his honor, and once again the focus was on helping improve the lives of children.

Every year, Peterson and his family give back to hundreds of families-in-need in their hometown of Palestine, Texas, by donating boxes of food. He also participates each year in Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program to secure meals for hungry children and raise awareness about the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

Peterson established the All Day Foundation in 2008 to inspire hope and build a better future for at-risk-children. The Foundation promotes the well-being of at-risk kids by partnering with nonprofits and developing new programs in four primary areas: sportsmanship and leadership, youth education and enrichment, providing food to children and families in need, and supporting the athletic and academic successes of University of Oklahoma student-athletes.

The foundation also supports the work of partner organizations, such as Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s DNA Foundation, which supports and develops innovative programs that address the root causes of child sex slavery.

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