Last week was quite a charitable one for Kansas City Chiefs Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States, Hill started a trend by donating 6,000 meals in partnership with Harvesters, challenging his teammates to do the same.
Mahomes answered by donating 15,000 meals and $100,000. Kelce donated 12,000 meals and 15 weeks worth of food and supplies to Operation Breakthrough, whose mission is to provide a safe environment for children in poverty.
Chiefs great Will Shields chipped in with 96,000 meals through Harvesters and the Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services. Mathieu finished the week with a donation of 30,000 meals.
On Sunday, the Chiefs announced they would match all the players’ contributions — which at this writing, would total 159,000 meals.
In response to the challenges many in Chiefs Kingdom face as a result of COVID-19, our current and former players have made contributions to Harvesters and its network of agencies that provide meals to families in need. pic.twitter.com/8gJdNVKzcm— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 23, 2020
The Chiefs also announced that general manager Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid contributed an undisclosed amount to Harvesters.
Head coach Andy Reid has joined Brett Veach, his players and the Hunt Family in contributing to Harvesters to help those in need during this difficult time. #StayHomeStayStrong pic.twitter.com/G3af7atay9— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 24, 2020
Like all of us, the Chiefs are navigating uncharted waters during uncertain times. With this gesture, they are doing what they can to help the Kansas City community.