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Lunchbreak: Kendricks Helping COVID-19 Relief with Original Paintings

Eric Kendricks is offering a personal touch to raise funds to help those in need from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vikings linebacker recently announced that he will create paintings and sell them on Instagram, with the proceeds going to food banks in the city of the person who bought the painting.

Kendricks is listing each painting at $1,000, and said he will then match that price, meaning a total of $2,000 will go to a food bank.

"I know the price is high, but this is really to try to help people give back to others who need help in their cities," Kendricks wrote on Instagram. "I'm gonna find ways to give away more paintings in the future 🙏🏽 Let's help each other, give back, stay home, and wash our damn hands! All love!"

The All-Pro linebacker unveiled his first painting Tuesday afternoon and noted the work of art was created by using only gift cards.

Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills purchased the multi-colored design, with Kendricks announcing on Instagram that the donation will go to The Sheridan Story, a Minneapolis-based organization that aims to quell childhood hunger.

Kendricks has worked with the organization in the past, including helping raise $20,000 in May of 2017 so that youth have food to eat on weekends when home from school.

Kendricks said he plans to release more paintings throughout the week, although the total number is unknown.

The 28-year-old was a second-round pick of the Vikings back in 2015, and has led the team in tackles in each of his first five seasons in Minnesota. He earned All-Pro honors in 2019, and also played in the Pro Bowl.

Fans have chance to relive great moments in Vikings history

Vikings fans can now relive some iconic moments and games in franchise history on and YouTube.

Full games are now available to view on both the team's website and YouTube, including the 1998 game on Thanksgiving in which Randy Moss and the Vikings offense lit up the Cowboys.

The Hall of Fame wide receiver had just three catches on the day, but each one went for a touchdown as he racked up 163 receiving yards. All three scores went for 50-plus yards.

Fans can also re-watch Minnesota's Divisional Round playoff win over New Orleans in January of 2018 on YouTube.

While there were plenty of big moments throughout regulation, the game is known for Minnesota winning on a walk-off, 61-yard touchdown catch that was dubbed the "Minneapolis Miracle."

The Vikings YouTube home page can be found here, while full games can be found here.

There is also a section dedicated to throwback moments, which can be found here. It includes highlights from Jared Allen's 22-sack season in 2011, along with Brett Favre's first game against the Packers as the Vikings quarterback in 2009.