With COVID-19 impacting the entire world it’s been difficult to keep up with the number of people that are in need of help. There are of course those in the medical field, the sick, the elderly, and the many people that are currently without work due to many non-essential businesses closing. Many of these people need help paying bills, or just getting food at all in a time of crisis.
Nets guard Kyrie Irving saw these people in need of help and used his birthday, March 23, as an opportunity to make a very generous donation toward helping those in need of coronavirus relief. Monday brought word that Irving will donate $323,000 to Feeding America, which will help distribute 250,000 meals to those who are in need of food in New York City.
Nets' Kyrie Irving says he is donating $323,000 to Feeding America amid the coronavirus pandemic impacting food resources, and helping distribute 250,000 meals in the New York area.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 23, 2020
Irving is one of many that are looking at what coronavirus has done to the world and are seeking out ways to help. Food is something that’s easy to be overlooked with everything else occurring. With schools closed, there are children missing out on two guaranteed meals every day for example. Organizations like Feeding America will be seeking out those in need due to that exact kind of situation.
Usually, people receive gifts on their birthday, but Irving donating towards the hungry on his is the best gift he could possibly give to people who need it most.