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Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson helps deliver meals and masks to Boston hospital

Jackson is using the offseason to do some good.

J.C. Jackson

The current Coronavirus pandemic has put considerable pressure on the United States health care system, and those within it as well: doctors, nurses and other professionals have worked tirelessly to support those in need even since before the declaration of a national health emergency on March 13. Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge is no exception, and earlier this week New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson paid a visit.

Jackson teamed up with Nutre Meals to deliver food to the hospital and also donate some much-needed medical equipment in the form of protective masks. The 24-year-old shared photos from his visit on social media:

“It’s always good to give back to those who are putting their life at risk,” the defender told CBS Boston. Jackson is the first member of the Patriots to team up with Nutre Meals, but far from the only one to help in this time of need: numerous players teamed up to support local families and organizations, while the organization itself helped deliver 1.2 million masks from China to Massachusetts.