Kanye West has teamed up with Chick-Fil-A to provide 300,000 meals to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 42-year-old rapper and the fast-food franchise have joined forces with the Los Angeles’ Dream Centre, a nonprofit Christian organization, to provide around 11,000 meals a day to those in need in Los Angeles.
‘Every morning I wake up and stand in the parking lot with our dedicated staff, I am blown away that day after day, week after week, there is enough food to provide to folks that need it,’ Dream Centre founder Matthew Barnett told Fox News in a statement.
‘The Los Angeles Dream Centre has transformed into the Grand Central Station of food distribution and other basic essentials.
‘I’m so grateful that our team has stayed healthy, and that we’ve found a safe way to meet the urgent needs within our community.
‘I can’t say thank you enough to the various donors who’ve made this a reality. This is what a neighbourhood, a community, and a church should always look like.’
Barnett added that the Jesus Is King rapper’s generosity enabled the organisation to deliver to vulnerable people who need to remain isolated in their homes.
Kanye’s association with Chick Fil-A is well documented, having referenced the fast food chain on 2019’s ‘Closed on Sunday’.
But the company has previously faced controversy for its opposition to same-sex marriage, including donations to controversial Christian groups criticized as being anti-LGBT.
However, in November 2019, the chain stopped the donations and said it would focus on education, homelessness and hunger.
Meanwhile, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian revealed last month her shapewear line SKIMS is looking into helping produce face masks to help make up for the widely reported shortages.
The mother of four explained that ‘we have five factories all in different countries’ while appearing on The View from home.
‘And we have been exploring that, of how to make like medical-grade masks, how to make things that would be helpful in the hospitals,’ she said.
‘I’ve been working with our partners in other companies that have donated masks and we’re working with our fragrance company to get sanitizer made.’
Earlier Kim announced on Instagram that her shapewear line would be giving $1 million to ‘families affected by COVID-19.’
She said on The View that the money will go to Baby2Baby which is ‘helping moms and babies and you know, for the longest time I worked with them donating, you know, diapers and strollers and tons of baby stuff that I’ve had throughout the years.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Heidi Parker