The $323,000 will go to Feeding America, with Lineage Logistics matching up to $200,000 in donations, Irving said on his Instagram.
The 250,000 meals will come via partnership with City Harvest and be spread throughout the New York City area. He’s also creating the Share A Meal campaign in partnership with those organizations.
“Seeing the effects of COVID-19 reach our loved ones, our schools, our jobs, and access to food has really impacted me,” Irving wrote. “I am excited to partner with Feeding America and Lineage Logistics to launch the Share A Meal campaign to help marginalized communities get the food resources they require during this time, and to work with our local partner City Harvest NYC to distribute 250,000 meals to my neighbors in need across the New York area.”
He later asked for support from others to impact New York City and other communities amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“Thank you to everyone on the front line working to keep all of us safe, healthy, and fed,” Irving wrote. “Together we can change the world one small gesture at a time.”
New York Knicks Julius Randle and Bobby Portis are collaborating with Hello Fresh to support City Harvest in feeding 370,000 fellow New Yorkers.
“These are uncertain times for all of us, and over the coming weeks and months more New Yorkers will need help putting food on their tables,” Randle wrote on his Instagram. “
“We are going to be able to provide more than 370,000 meals to New Yorkers in the coming weeks,” added Portis. “Please continue to be safe and practice social distancing during this time.”