When Oakland Unified School District announced school closures in response to the COVID-19 virus, Steph and Ayesha Curry stepped up in support of the students who would now be without school meals they depended upon. On Friday, March 13th, the Curry’s took to Twitter to announce their partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to bring 1 million meals to students affected by the school closure.
“We want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on their daily services and try to help any way we can,” said Steph Curry.
“The statistics are really staggering, 18,000 kids rely on at least two meals a day from the school system,” states Ayesha Curry.
Through their foundation Eat. Learn. Play. the Curry’s are teaming up with both the Alameda County Food Bank and the Oakland Unified School District to ensure students have access to the meals they need. On Tuesday, March 17th, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation reported 25,000 meals were served the first day of distribution. The OUSD is continuing to supply meals to students two days a week throughout the school closure at twelve locations.
Eat. Learn. Play. was founded in July of 2019 with the goal of improving “the lives of kids and families in Oakland, the Bay Area and across the country. Eat. Learn. Play. is designed to help ensure an equal road to success for all kids.”
Steph Curry has consistently been vocal about his faith in Christ. “Faith to me is believing in the unseen and having a conviction that there is a higher power that has given me a purpose to what I am doing on this earth, and for me that is the foundation for how I try to live my life,” stated Curry in an interview with FoxNews. He went on to say, “I felt a calling, went down to the altar and gave my life to Christ and that became the beginning of my own personal journey.”
During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, Curry and his wife are walking their faith out in acts of generosity. In addition to coming alongside the school district to supply meals, Curry, his teammates, as well as the Warriors owners and coaches have also pledged funds toward a disaster relief fund for the Chase Center employees affected by the NBA season suspension.
If you would like to join the Curry’s in supporting the Alameda County Community Food Bank please click here to donate. Otherwise, please consider donating to your local food bank to assist those in need in your community during this time.