Pop singer Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, are donating one million meals to the local Seattle community.
The meals will be donated via Food Lifeline, a non-profit that provides food to food banks in Western Washington.
“The world needs us ALL. These are unprecedented times. We are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine,” Ciara tweeted. “Rally with us and support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica We can all make a difference together. Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time.”
According to Food Lifeline’s website, the organization distributes food to over 300 food banks, shelters and meal programs throughout the Western Washington area.
“Everything that we do together makes a difference,” Ciara said in a video. “Together we will conquer these tough times we are going through.”
Their announcement comes days after Ayesha Curry and her husband, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry announced that they would be providing one million meals to residents in need in Oakland.
President Trump announced earlier this week that the disruption over the pandemic could last all the way through July and August. Some states across the nation have even warned parents that the school closures could last until the next academic year.
The government could soon be issuing every American adult with a check for $1,000 to help tide them over during the period, but $1,000 is a drop in the ocean if COVID-19 continues to spread. Seattle, New York and Boston have announced suspensions of eviction notices for 30 days. Denver, San Francisco and San Antonio have also halted evictions.