What do former Raven (and all-around lovable guy) Ed Reed and meal kit company Terra’s Kitchen have in common? They both love Baltimore – and are both committed to making sure that children in the region have access to healthy food and food education.

Terra’s Kitchen recently announced that it will be partnering with the Ed Reed Foundation to raise money for Friends of Great Kids Farm. New Terra’s Kitchen customers using the code REED20 to sign up for the service will receive $20 off their first order and, at the same time, Terra’s Kitchen will make a $20 donation to the Ed Reed Foundation, with proceeds going directly to the farm.

The Ed Reed Foundation is helmed, appropriately enough, by Ed Reed himself. It’s a nonprofit public charity that works to expand opportunities available to local youth, especially those of lesser means.

Great Kids Farm offers some of those opportunities. Located on 33 acres just west of Baltimore City, the farm is run by the Baltimore City school system, providing both educational opportunities and actual food for the schools. City students take field trips and participate in activities on the farm, learning about nutrition and healthy living, as well as developing skills that could prepare them for jobs in the culinary, hospitality, environmental and agriculture industries.

The partnership between the three organizations is a natural one. Involvement in the farm is both educational and inspiring for the kids the Ed Reed Foundation hopes to help. And Terra’s Kitchen, a national meal kit home delivery service headquartered in Baltimore, believes in the value of nutrition education, clean eating and a focus on family.

Ravens fans remember Reed, now retired and a future Hall of Famer, as an excellent player, but also for his personality. Sometimes reclusive, but occasionally jubilant and always willing to share his knowledge with teammates, he’s known as part of the glue that kept the team on track during their Super Bowl winning 2012 season.

It’s no surprise, then, that Reed dedicates some of his post-football time to helping educate and provide opportunities to disadvantaged youth. Partnering with Great Kids Farm and Terra’s Kitchen is a natural fit – and one that’s good for kids all over the city.

Kit Waskom Pollard is a Baltimore Fishbowl contributing writer. She writes Hot Plate every Friday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.