Adrian Peterson has gone through life as a Viking and a Sooner but he will always be a Wildcat.
Friday, Adrian showed that no matter his level of fame, he will always support his home town of Palestine.
Peterson's ''all day'' foundation donated $9,000 to the East Texas Food Bank. The donation will provide 280 food boxes to families in need in Palestine.
The idea to donate food came from Adrian when the family met for Thanksgiving.The reigning NFL rookie of the year decided on helping 280 families by taking his jersey number 28 and multiplying it by 10.
"He was very excited about today, that he was able to give back to his community," his father Nelson said. "He's driven for it. It's his heart. What's amazing about it is that he's in the midst of a divisional race with an opportunity to make the playoffs and he still had it in his heart to give back to his community. (Adrian was) very concerned about that."
"Without folks like Adrian and his foundation we really wouldn't have an opportunity to feed the families over the holidays," East Texas Food Bank executive director Robert Bush said. "With the recession and the tightening of family budgets it's a really, really tough time. So we're really fortunate to have Adrian Peterson's all day foundation supporting what we do."