Russell Wilson, Ciara pledge to donate one million meals in response to virus outbreak

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, have pledge 1 million meals to Food Lifeline and Feeding America in an effort to help in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Obviously this worldwide pandemic, coronavirus, is changing the world, second-by-second, minute-by minute. People are losing loved ones, the elderly and the young, people in between. … So what we’ve decided to do is partner with our local food bank in Seattle, Seattle Food Lifeline, and we’re going to donate a million meals and hopefully make a difference,” Wilson said in a video message.

Wilson and Ciara mentioned people losing jobs in the wake of increasing shut down initiatives in an effort to keep the spread of the virus from proliferating an exponential rates. They’ve already seen friends in the area that work for companies such as Alaska Airlines, the Seattle Sounders – where the pair are part owners – and Seattle Children’s Hospital hit with the effects of the virus.

“We want to encourage every out there to join us in whatever way that you can, big or small,” Ciara said. “Everything makes a difference. Everything that we do together makes a difference and together we will conquer this tough time that we’re going through.”

The Feeding America network of food banks “distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger.”

6 responses to “Russell Wilson, Ciara pledge to donate one million meals in response to virus outbreak

  1. Amazing act of generosity! These are odd and trying times, indeed, but we can all help alleviate the situation by helping our neighbor in any way we can. Good on you, Wilsons.

  2. Great that citizens are looking out for each other. Unfortunately, that same type help is not coming from the White House.

    I commend Wilson & wife for helping where they can. The WHO have tests that were rejected by Trump. The same Trump who closed the NSC Pandemic Office, designed to be the ‘strike force’ for pandemics.

    As I write Trump still won’t use the WHO tests. With Trump leading the fight, what could possibly go wrong?

  3. Each meal costs a few bucks. That means he will be out about 5 million bucks or more.

  4. jsm08 says:
    March 18, 2020 at 6:03 am
    Is this about helping people or the recognition?

    The important thing is that they are helping people. Gaining recognition will undoubtedly be a side effect, but they are absolutely deserving of this.

    Why so cynical?

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