Steph Curry Is Helping Provide 1M+ Meals To Oakland Students Sent Home Due To Coronavirus

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
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Star NBA player Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha are helping provide 1M+ meals to Oakland students sent home due to coronavirus through their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation. In this Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, Curry, left, and his wife Ayesha Curry arrive at the Super Bowl 50 Rolling Stone Party in San Francisco. Ayesha Curry launched her first cookbook, “The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well.” (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)

Steph Curry is the real MVP – and not only when he’s on the basketball court. The Golden State Warriors star guard and his wife, Ayesha Curry, announced via a video on Twitter Friday they would help provide over a million meals to students in Oakland amid the Coronavirus shutdown.

“Hey Guys. 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 their doors for the foreseeable future, so we want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on their daily services and try to help anyway we can,” Steph said in the video.

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The couple said to accomplish their goal, their Eat. Learn. Play Foundation is partnering with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to ensure the students in the Oakland Unified School District won’t go hungry as America deals with Coronavirus’ fallout.

“The statistics are really staggering. 18,000 kids rely on at least two meals a day from the school system and 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 and that the parents who, some are still having to go to work, worrying about the kids’ logistics, we just want to make sure there’s one less thing to worry about,” Ayesha added.

They asked others to join the cause by donating on the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s website.

“We’re trying to do our part. Hopefully, you can join the fight with us and have each other’s backs as we go through this uncertain time in our community, Steph concluded.

Steph also pledged $1 million to a disaster relief fund to provide compensation for Chase Center employees who will be out of work due to the NBA season being suspended, CNN reported.

He’s not the only NBA player stepping up to assist families impacted by Coronavirus closings. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert – who was the first NBA player diagnosed with the virus – has donated $500,000 to relief efforts.

Zion Williamson, Blake Griffin and Giannis Antetokounmpo have also announced they will help subsidize employees pay at their respective home arenas, according to Fox31.

To make a donation to help Steph and Ayesha feed vulnerable students, click here.