Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Steph Curry to Help Provide 1 Million Meals to Oakland Students Amid Coronavirus School Closures [VIDEO]

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: NBA player Steph Curry (R) and author Ayesha Curry arrive at the 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

*Steph Curry announced on Friday that he’s teaming with a local food bank to provide more than 1 million meals to low-income students in Oakland who cannot attend schools amid coronavirus shutdowns.

Curry and his wife, Ayeesha, shared their plan in a Twitter video, revealing that their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation will work with the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Oakland Unified School District on the initiative.

“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,” Steph said in the video.

As noted by CNN, the National School Lunch Program provides low-cost or free lunches to 29.7 million children, but with the closure of schools across the nations, families are concerned about how they are going to feed their children. 

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The Oakland’s Unified School District has temporarily closed schools through at least Sunday, April 5.

“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,” Ayesha said in the Twitter video.

Hear the couple explain their plan via the clip above.

The Golden State Warriors guard also urged his followers “to take responsibility for ourselves and do whatever it takes to #stopthespread,” he wrote on Twiter. Adding, “There’s a sense of urgency to flatten the curve and give ourselves and the healthcare system the best chance to get through this pandemic. Share this message and let’s protect each other!”

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Meanwhile, the rest of the Warriors have also pledged a $1 million donation to a disaster relief fund to aid Chase Center employees who won’t be working games due to the NBA suspension of the season to help prevent the spread of the potentially deadly CORDVID-19.

Thousands of hourly employees at basketball arenas across the country have been hit the hardest by the NBA shutdown.

The Dallas Mavericks have officially announced their plan to pay hourly workers at the American Airlines Center with owner Mark Cuban vowing to take care of the staffers.

“I reached out to the folks at the arena and our folks at the Mavs to find out what it would cost to support, financially support, people who aren’t going to be able to come to work. They get paid by the hour, and this was their source of income,” he said. “So, we’ll do some things there. We may ask them to go do some volunteer work in exchange, but we’ve already started the process of having a program in place. I don’t have any details to give, but it’s certainly something that’s important to me.”

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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