Basketball star Kyrie Irving donated 200,000 Beyond Burgers to Food Banks, reported New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy. To assist those affected by coronavirusIrving has also donated $323,000 to Feeding America, and 250,000 meals to City Harvest. The donations and meals will help those impacted by the coronavirus.

Irving is an investor in Beyond Meat and has been vegan since watching the documentary What the Health. Irving announced his help for New York in an Instagram post. In his post he said, “Seeing the effects of COVID-19 reach our loved ones, our schools, our jobs, and access to food has really impacted me.” Irving grew up in New Jersey.

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Thank you all for the birthday love, I’m extremely grateful for the support. Seeing the effects of COVID-19 reach our loved ones, our schools, our jobs, and access to food has really impacted me. I am excited to partner with @feedingamerica and @lineagelogistics to launch the Share A Meal campaign to help marginalized communities get the food resources they require during this time, and to work with our local partner @cityharvestnyc to distribute 250k meals to my neighbors in need across the NY area. In addition to that I am donating $323k to Feeding America and @lineagelogistics will match $200k of what we raise together.  I am asking my fans, friends, family and partners to join me in helping our communities by donating at the link in my bio. Thank you to everyone on the front line working to keep all of us safe, healthy, and fed. Together we can change the world one small gesture at a time.

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New York has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with almost 60,000 cases by March 29.

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