Russell Wilson, Ciara announce initiative pledging 10 million meals
Russell Wilson and wife Ciara continue to do their part to assist in efforts to help those most deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Seattle Seahawks superstar on Tuesday announced a new initiative that will certainly benefit those in the direst of need.
Wilson took to Twitter to reveal that he and Ciara have partnered with Wheels Up and Feeding America to pledge to raise funds for 10 million meals.
Humbled for @Ciara & I to partner with @WheelsUp on the “Meals Up” Initiative in pledging 10 Million Meals to @FeedingAmerica.— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 31, 2020
Wilson went on to share video of himself and other principals involved in the initiative addressing the situation during an appearance on CNBC.
Meals Up! @FeedingAmerica https://t.co/16dGbeOuus— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 31, 2020
Feeding America has estimated that a $1 donation can provide 10 meals. According to that remarkable statistic, Wilson and Ciara have pledged $1 million for the organization’s relief efforts.
As noted, these most recent efforts by Wilson and Ciara amid the devastating impacts to many families from the coronavirus pandemic was not their first. Earlier in March, the couple on their own donated one million meals to Seattle’s Food Lifeline, a non-profit that serves the needs of food banks in the region.
The world needs us ALL. Unprecedented times. @Ciara & I are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine https://t.co/TMUkkwjDV6 Rally & support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 18, 2020
Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time pic.twitter.com/i2oJnQoOgb
As of Tuesday morning, there are 164,785 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, with the death toll continuing to mount at a staggering rate with each passing day.
It goes without saying that the charitable acts from the likes of Wilson and Ciara — among countless others from the sports world — undoubtedly are making a huge difference in the ongoing relief efforts amid the pandemic. The hope is that their actions will inspire those with the means to help to do the same.