Ayeesha Curry and her husband, Golden State Warriors guard, have pledged to provide one million meals to Oakland students, who will not be able to attend school for the foreseeable future — due to school closures.
The couple’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation will work in collaboration with the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Oakland Unified School District on the initiative.
“The statistics are really staggering. At least 18,000 kids rely on at least two meals a day from the school system, 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,” Ayesha said in the video posted to Twitter.
On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order ensuring California public school districts retain state funding even in the event of physical closure. The order ensures that school districts will use those state dollars to fund distance learning and high-quality educational opportunities, provide school meals and, as practicable, arrange for the supervision for students during school hours.
The Curry’s know that it takes a village to make any real change and are committed to doing their part.
“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 the doors for the foreseeable future, so we want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on the daily services and try to help any way we can,” Steph said in the video.