Nets’ Kyrie Irving Donates 200,000 Beyond Burgers to NYC Food Bank
Nets point guard Kyrie Irving, along with many other athletes and celebrities, are giving donations to food banks to help fight the coronavirus outbreak by partnering with charities and providing necessary meals. Irving is stepping up while the season is on hold, to help feed those in need in New York City. He and other athletes are saying that they are just showing their love for the city of New York and asking others to join in. Earlier this week, Irving donated 200,000 Beyond Burgers to New York's largest hunger-relief organization, Food Bank for New York City.
In 2019, Irving was one of the thirteen NBA stars to invest in Beyond Meat and two years prior claimed that the vegan lifestyle improved his game and increased his energy levels, telling the press that his "body feels amazing." He went vegan, he says, after watching the 2017 documentary, What The Health.
Like many large events, the 2019-2020 NBA season has taken a hit and been delayed for the rest of the season. According to the Nets' General Manager Sean Marks, four players on the Nets have tested positive for COVID-19.
In hopes to flatten the curve, Irving is also partnering with notable charities. Last week he posted on Instagram that he is proud to partner with Feeding America and Line Age Logistics to launch the Share A Meal Campaign, which provides meals in response to the virus and those in need.
Irving explains that these partnerships will "help marginalized communities to get the food resources they require during this time." You can find the link in his Instagram bio (or click here) to make a donation to the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund.
“Thank you to everyone on the front line working to keep all of us safe, healthy, and fed. Together we can change the world one small gesture at a time,” Irving added. He has donated a total of $323,000 to Feeding America which will distribute roughly 250,000 meals to the New York area. We want to thank Kyrie Irving and everyone else who is donating food and other goods to people in need during the pandemic.