San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman hand-delivered a check for over $7,000 to Cabrillo Middle School’s principal on Saturday, Nov. 23. This generous donation will eliminate the school’s outstanding cafeteria debt, school officials said.

Sherman met with principal Stan Garber over the weekend at the South Bay school to give him a check from his charity Blanket Coverage, The Richard Sherman Family Foundation founded in 2013, CBS SF reported.

According to the foundation’s website, Sherman created Blanket Coverage to help students in need to get clothing and school supplies.

The foundation sent a letter to Cabrillo Middle’s Nutrition Services Department saying, “We have found that eliminating student lunch debt is one way to help assist students and their families in relieving some of the stress that comes with attending school on a daily basis.”

“The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school; we aim to do our part in eliminating that obstacle,” it continued.

The Santa Clara Unified School District said it is thankful to The Richard Sherman Family Foundation for the kind donation, saying that many Cabrillo families will have less debt to worry about over the holiday season.

Sherman and the 49ers are currently in first place in the NFC West with a 9-1 record but lost to the Seahawks 27-24 in overtime Nov. 11.

The 49ers will play in Seattle against the Seahawks Dec. 29.

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