The vacation season is at all times an necessary time for meals organizations like Feeding America, and this yr the necessity is particularly nice because of the financial results of the COVID-19 pandemic. One philanthropist to acknowledge that’s Michael Jordan, who just lately made a $2 million donation to Feeding America, as introduced by the group itself.
Feeding America is purportedly “the most important charitable meals help community within the U.S.,” however within the announcement of the present on their official Twitter account MJ himself is quoted on his intent for his pledge to go in the direction of Chicago and the Carolinas, two locales which can be clearly close to and expensive to Jordan. He additionally specifies the place the cash is coming from: his proceeds from the extremely profitable ESPN documentary The Final Dance, which got here out earlier this yr (and which he’d beforehand pledged to donate all proceeds from).
This is his full assertion:
“In these difficult occasions and in a yr of unimaginable problem because of COVID-19, it is extra necessary than ever to pause and provides thanks. I’m proud to be donating extra proceeds from ‘The Final Dance’ to Feeding America and its member meals banks within the Carolinas in Chicago to assist feed America’s hungry.”
Whereas Jordan’s donation can be localized to Illinois and North and South Carolina, Feeding America works with tons of of meals banks all throughout the nation, and with the economic system within the state that it is in they’ll have their work reduce out for them this vacation season. So hopefully, Jordan’s donation may even encourage others to present what they will to it or different comparable organizations for Thanksgiving.
The present is the newest in Jordan’s philanthropic endeavors as of late. This summer season he and Jordan Model introduced a $100 million pledge in the direction of racial justice causes, and final yr he established a medical middle in Charlotte for low revenue or uninsured sufferers.