Kanye West Donates Funds to Provide ‘Hundreds of Thousands of Meals’ to Hungry People in Los Angeles
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content. Editor
Christian rapper Kanye West donated funds to The Dream Center, a faith-based non-profit, to provide meals that will provide “hundreds of thousands of meals” to hungry people in Los Angeles, California.
“We are indebted to Kanye for even thinking about us and with his help, we will be able to serve tens of thousands of meals,” said Matthew Barnett, Dream Center CEO.
Although the center typically offers outreach programs, they are now open seven days a week for 11 hours a day, providing “drive-thru” meal services. The Dream Center welcomes those in need and has recently gained a lot of traction, providing free meals for all LAUSD Students displaced due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization says that they are currently providing 7000 meals a day, and with the help of Kanye’s donation, they intend to feed hundreds of thousands of meals to the children and elderly during this time.
Kanye also chose to help an organization from his hometown of the Southside of Chicago called, We Women Empowered. Developing young leaders in the Chicago area since 1993, We Women Empowered has focused on assisting the elderly during this pandemic by providing three meals daily to individuals. The dedicated team has worked tirelessly supplying meals in the following Chicago neighborhoods: Chatham, Woodlawn, Washington Park, South Shore, Grand Crossing, Englewood, Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, Auburn Gresham and Avalon Park.
With the donation from West, the organization now plans on expanding the reach of its network and continuing food delivery services to seniors throughout the entire crisis.
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