Honorable Mayor Frank Moran (City of Camden) joined by City Council members, Congressman Donald Norcross, Senator Nilsa Cruz Perez, Senator Jim Beach, Camden County Freeholder Board, Pastor John O. Parker from Antioch Baptist Church among others, honored New Jersey native and Two-time Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles Pro-Bowl Safety Malcolm Jenkins with a Key to The City of Camden for his community efforts to support youth and the underserved through The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.
“It is truly an honor to be receiving a Key to the City of Camden today,” said Jenkins. “Earlier this year during The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation ‘Get Ready Fest’ here in Camden we were inspired by the people of this city, and today I find myself once again reminded by Mayor Moran, City Council, elected officials, Pastor John O. Parker, and the entire city to try and always lead by example.”
“I’ve received a ton of awards over my my lifetime in sports, but this one that’s a huge honor for me.” said Jenkins.
In 2018, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation partnered with Feed the Children and other community partners to host “Get Ready Fest” at Antioch Baptist Church in Camden. This community outreach event helped to provide hundreds of pre-identified families with 25 pounds of food, 10 pounds of essential items, as well as health and wellness products. In addition to providing enough food to feed a family of four for one week, this staple Foundation event offers an array of health-related services and information for the community. These services include screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, basic eye and dental check-ups, GED, job training, plus senior, veteran and youth services.
Mayor Moran made it a point to show appreciation, not just for what Jenkins has done locally for Camden, but for Jenkins’ national stances on social issues, too.
“It’s an historical act that really signifies what the City of Camden appreciates, and what I appreciate as the mayor,” Moran said. “Malcolm standing up for the social issues nationally, and standing up for the rights of the underserved, so I thought it was fitting for him [to receive a key to the city] and it will go down in history in the City of Camden that once there was an individual named Malcolm Jenkins who received a key to the city for these specific reasons.”