Chef J’Kwan Fulmore has spent years cooking for professional athletes — but late last year, the Fayetteville native returned to his hometown to help feed the hungry. 

Fulmore, 26, said he was a personal chef to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Trent Sherfield when he decided to return to Fayetteville to start the program Er’Body Eatz to fight against food insecurity after nearly a decade away. 

The South View High School graduate, who earned a degree in international cuisine from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts’ former Orlando campus in 2017, said he was inspired by the efforts his NFL employers made to give back to their hometowns.