Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has donated 200,000 of Beyond Meat's "Beyond Burgers" to the Food Bank.
The Food Bank is New York City's most prominent hunger-relief organization.
He announced the news via his social media.
"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," he wrote in an Instagram post.
"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."
It is predicted that up to 200,000 New Yorkers die from COVID-19 if the government does not get a handle on it soon. The state's officials have been pleading to the Trump administration for medical supplies, but they are not arriving soon enough. Over the weekend, it was announced that the state only has enough medical supplies to last a week.