The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted sports figures and everyday people alike.
Steph Curry and the Warriors were sent home after the NBA season was indefinitely suspended Wednesday. On Friday, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) joined many others in doing the same with its students.
There are over 18,000 students within the OUSD that rely on their school for at least two meals per day. With school no longer in session, there is a huge void to fill. Curry and his wife, Ayesha, announced Friday night that they are attempting to help do so.
Oakland is closing schools bc of COVID-19. We support this decision but are concerned a/b the 18,000+ kids that rely on school for 2+ meals daily. @eatlearnplay is donating to @ACCFB to ensure every child has access to the food they need. Join us & donate https://t.co/nDqF7OoO0Z pic.twitter.com/nFp0w1eFqH— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 14, 2020
The Currys, through their foundation, Eat.Learn.Play., are donating to the Alameda Food Bank to help serve the displaced students, and they're inviting you to join them in the cause.
"We're trying to do our part," Steph said. "Hopefully you can join the fight with us and have each other's backs as we go through this uncertain time in our community."
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Those interested in donating to the cause can do so at: https://donate.accfb.org/supporting-families