Kansas City Chiefs players have continued their charitable work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the early stages, Tyreek Hill extended a philanthropic challenge to his teammates by donating meals to a local area food bank. The result was Hill, Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu combining to donate a total of 63,000 meals to the Harvesters Community Food Network.
On Sunday evening, the Chiefs franchise took to Twitter to announce that they’ll be making some contributions of their own.
“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,” the team said in a statement on Twitter, “We are proud of them for all of the work they have done, and continue to do for our community. In support of our players, we’re proud to match all player contributions to Harvesters and its network.”
In the spirit of giving, the team plans to match all player contributions to Harvesters food bank and their network. By my estimates that means the Chiefs will donate 126,000 meals to feed hungry people across Kansas and Missouri. As players continue to get involved and donate, that number will only grow. Together, the players and franchise are determined to help families that have been affected by the coronavirus.