Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving donated $323,000 to Feeding America during his birthday. That donation will come along with the distribution of 250,000 meals in New York to combat the hardships that have stemmed from the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
The Nets star announced his philanthropic assistance over Instagram:
Only a few hours before, Irving’s teammate Spencer Dinwiddie had urged his followers and others to contribute to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation Emergency Response Fund.
Irving’s money might not be going directly to the CDC, but his initiative is helping his community with the launch of the Share A Meal campaign to help communities in need.
Partnered with City Harvest NYC, his donation will help distribute 250,000 meals for those who need it.
His $323,000 donation will be matched by Lineage Logistics for $200,000. Irving asked fans, friends, family, and partners to join him with some donations in his Instagram bio, hoping to take a step at a time in helping his community pull out of this crisis.
New York has been one of the hardest-hit states when it comes to this global pandemic along with other international airport hubs cities like Seattle and San Francisco.
It seems the Nets are doing their part to help out the community, raise awareness, and provide opportunities for those impacted by this mass-scale global pandemic.