Kansas City Royals pledge donation for 500,000 meals amid COVID-19 pandemic
Former Husker Alex Gordon also contributed to the cause.
The Kansas City Royals on Tuesday announced a donation to fund more than 500,000 meals to help feed people impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The donation, on behalf of team investors, players and Royals Charities, will go to Harvesters – The Community Food Network, which serves food insecure families in Kansas City.
“Our investors, our partners and our players share a deep connection to the Kansas City community, which is why the entire Royals family is coming together to do our part,” said Royals CEO and Chairman John Sherman. “We all wish we were playing baseball and look forward to getting back to the game we love. But the most important thing now is a priority on our community, focusing on its most pressing needs.”
The organization says the donation will allow Harvesters to provide more than 500,000 meals to individuals and families most at risk, as well as food pantries throughout the metro area.
Gold Glover, All-Star, and former Husker Alex Gordon and his family have contributed to the effort.
“Jamie and I and our kids are staying at home and trying to take this time to help each other as a family,” Gordon said. “But we also want to help our Kansas City area family. We feel very blessed, and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of.”
The Royals are encouraging fans to donate to Harvesters as they are able. Each dollar donated helps Harvesters leverage its buying power to purchase food from a network of partner agencies. Donations may be made directly to Harvesters at harvesters.org or through Royals Charities at royals.com/royalsrespond.