With the Oakland Unified School District closed due to the coronavirus, Stephen Curry and his wife Ayeesha have stepped up to ensure no child goes hungry.
Ayeesha and Stephen Curry are stepping up to help feed the 18,000-plus Oakland school kids who received an extended break thanks to the coronavirus.
According to Delish, the Currys are helping to provide one million meals to Oakland school kids during the Oakland Unified School District shutdown. The school district, one of the largest in the Bay Area, was ordered closed for the foreseeable future after the coronavirus hit the state hard.
Stephen and Ayeesha Curry took to Twitter to announce that they were making a contribution to the Alameda County Food Bank through their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation to ensure that Oakland school kids — many of whom qualify for free or reduced price lunch — won’t go hungry while they’re out of school.
“We just found out that the Oakland Unified School District is closing their doors for the foreseeable future,” Stephen Curry said in a Twitter post announcing the donation. “So we want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on their daily services and try to help any way that we can.”
This is an important contribution the Currys are making, as it shows their commitment to the community and the kids.
Right now, millions of kids are home for at least the rest of March, due to the coronavirus outbreak that has caused upheaval in many lives around the world. And for many of these kids, the school was their way of ensuring that they were eating at least twice-a-day.
Now that schools are closed or in the process of closing, many kids who rely on reduced or free lunch won’t have that two-meal assurance, which is why you should click here and help the Curry’s mission of providing one million meals to Oakland kids who may really need it.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.