In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is disrupting the daily lives of Americans at multiple levels, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is donating meals Kansas City’s Harvesters food bank — and challenging his teammates to do the same.
In a Monday tweet (and Instagram post) directed at fellow Chiefs Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Demarcus Robinson, Gehrig Dieter, Tyrann Mathieu, Chris Jones and Frank Clark, Hill announced he is donating 6,000 meals to Harvesters through his Chase 2 Change Foundation.
“The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily lives,” he wrote. “Today, my foundation will be partnering with Harvesters to donate meals to families — and youth who are now without their free breakfast and lunch programs. Today, in partnership with Harvesters, I am donating 6,000 meals to our greater Kansas City community. I am challenging my teammates and our Chiefs Kingdom to help support all those facing these unprecedented obstacles. Stay, safe, stay informed and support each other!”
Hill’s foundation seeks to help single-parent households and at-risk youth in the greater Kansas City area through education, wellness and fitness. The foundation has previously been involved with other Kansas City food banks — including the Hope WRX Food Pantry in Kansas City’s Northland. In 2018, Hill was named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 3 of the NFL season.