With everything that is going in the news, it good to hear something positive for a change. In the wake of COVID-19, Ayesha Curry and her husband Steph Curry have partnered with the Golden State Warriors organization to provide over 1 million meals to students in Oakland who are unable to attend school due to coronavirus shutdowns.
The pair released a video over the weekend sharing the announcement. They will be working closely with Alameda County Community Food Bank and Oakland Unified School District. In the clip below, Steph says:
“We know the world is changing before our eyes in terms of dealing with the spread of coronavirus and we just found out that the Oakland Unified School District is closing the doors for the foreseeable future, so we want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on the daily services and try to help anyway we can.”
Ayesha also shared a few words:
“The statistics are really staggering. At least 18,000 kids rely on at least two meals a day from the school system, so we want to make sure that we rally around everyone and ensure that these kids are not wondering where their next meal is coming from. So we’re asking you to rally with us. We’re working with the Alameda food bank and the Oakland Unified School District to make sure that kids are getting their meals.”
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Oakland just announced they’re closing schools until April because of the COVID-19 crisis. While we support this decision, we’re concerned about what this means for childhood hunger in our hometown. More than 18,000 students in Oakland rely on their school for 2+ meals each day and our foundation @eatlearnplay is making a donation to @accfb and @feedingamerica to help ensure no child has to worry about where their next meal is coming from while schools are closed. Please join us by donating to @ACCFB or a food bank near you. Link in bio