On March 24, the Brooklyn Nets star celebrated his 28th birthday by donating $323,000 to Feeding America, a nonprofit organization that works with food banks and shelters, to help with relief efforts amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Irving also partnered with City Harvest, a New York-based organization, to provide 250,000 meals to New Yorkers affected by the pandemic.
“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 on Instagram. “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,” he added, before urging fans to consider donating with a link in his bio.
Originally published here: people.com