On Tuesday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes announced that his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is giving $100,000 to Kansas City school lunch programs to help kids and families get through the coronavirus pandemic.
“To help ease anxiety and tension during these uncertain times, the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is committing $100,000 to Kansas City public school lunch programs and local organizations that provide meals and household goods to families in need,” he announced in a Twitter statement. “15 and the Mahomies sends its prayers to all affected by the coronavirus pandemic and looks forward to brighter days, as this too shall pass.”
Established last year, Mahomes’ foundation focuses on improving the lives of children by supporting initiatives focusing on health, wellness and communities in need of resources.
Mahomes also tweeted that he is following the lead of his teammate Tyreek Hill, who announced on Monday that he was donating 6,000 meals to Kansas City’s Harvesters food bank to aid in the crisis. Hill challenged teammates Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Demarcus Robinson, Gehrig Dieter, Tyrann Mathieu, Chris Jones and Frank Clark to do the same.
On Tuesday, Mahomes went big — donating 15,000 meals to Harvesters.
Yessir! You can count me in for 15,000 meals for @HarvestersORG.— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) March 17, 2020
Let’s keep the support going. @15andMahomies and I are committing $100,000 to organizations in KC affected by this crisis. More info on @15andMahomies. https://t.co/UKEhc38oA5
So did Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce, who matched Hill’s 6,000 meals and also pledged support to Operation Breakthrough.
Let’s go @cheetah!! I got your 6k and will raise you another 6k meals thru @harvestersorg! But we can’t leave our friends @OB_Inc_KC hanging, so we’re going to donate all the food & supplies for the next 15 weeks to keep it business as usual for the kids!! Much love KC! ❤️— Travis Kelce (@tkelce) March 17, 2020
You can help, too. Harvesters has established a COVID-19 Response Fund. Click here to learn more.