Basketball star Steph Curry and wife Ayesha released a video asking fans to join in support for the kids of the Oakland Unified School District who rely on receiving meals from their schools. The district is closing for an unknown period of time due to coronavirus spread, and those kids may be at risk of missing meals.
The goal, according to the donation page, is to reach 1 million meals for these students.
“We’re trying to do our part,” Steph said. “Hopefully you can join the fight with us, have each others’ backs as we go through this uncertain time in our community.”
Curry became the most recent NBA star to step up philanthropically in the face of COVID-19: Kevin Love, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zion Williamson all pledged to support arena workers for their hometown teams who will be missing out on work because of the NBA’s suspension.
“We’re working with the Alameda Food Bank and Oakland Unified School District to make sure that kids are getting their meals,” said Ayesha.
They are asking for people to join them by making a contribution.
You can contribute to the Alameda County Community Food Bank by clicking here.
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Oakland is closing schools bc of COVID-19. We support this decision but are concerned a/b the 18,000+ kids that rely on school for 2+ meals daily. @eatlearnplay is donating to @ACCFB to ensure every child has access to the food they need. Join us & donate https://t.co/nDqF7OoO0Z pic.twitter.com/nFp0w1eFqH
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 14, 2020