By: Kyle Daniels
In the wake of school closures, due to the Coronavirus, NBA star Steph Curry and wife, Ayesha Curry, are teaming up with a food bank to provide more than 1 million meals to students in Oakland.
Their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation will work with the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Oakland Unified School District on the initiative.
The Eat. Learn. Play Foundation is committed to unlocking the amazing potential of every child by fighting to end childhood hunger and ensuring children have access to nutritious food, establishing that students have access to a quality education, and the resources to succeed, and providing opportunities and safe places for all children to play and be active.
They shared an alarming statistic on Twitter, by stating, “there are over 18,000 students within the Oakland Unified School District that rely on their school for at least two meals per day.”
Author and Chef, Ayesha Curry shared, “We want to make sure that we rally around everyone and that these kids are not wondering where their next meal is coming from.”
While Steph’s NBA season is also affected by the Coronavirus, causing an indefinite suspension—his Warriors teammates and coaches have pledged a $1 million donation to a disaster relief fund for Chase Center employees who won’t be working games due to the suspension.