In over a year and a half, Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha’s foundation helped to provide 16 million meals to children and families in Oakland.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many children and their families were terribly affected. Many NGOs and foundations rose to the occasion and helped as much as they could.
Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry, too, have a foundation – Eat. Learn. Play, with which he managed to provide 16 million meals to children and families in the Oakland area who were at the risk of food insecurity.
What is crazier is that Steph’s organisation managed to accomplish this in just over a year and a half’s span of time. When asked about it, of course, the 2-time MVP was overwhelmed with the influence he has been able to have. Curry spoke about it:
“It’s pretty crazy. We’ve been able to mobilize quickly. We didn’t expect to have such an impact — we only launched a year and a half ago. But so many kids were hanging in the dark.”
“It was alarming. We are excited about the work we’re doing but it’s hard to celebrate because it means the need is so great. That’s the dichotomy.”
In a year, the @eatlearnplay foundation created by Steph and Ayesha Curry has helped serve sixteen million meals to Oakland’s children and families at risk of food insecurity.@annkillion has more: https://t.co/qNM75Sszco
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 17, 2021
“We had to learn so quickly how to scale and to think ahead”: Ayesha Curry on the foundation’s success
Stephen Curry has spent his whole career as a Warriors. The city had welcomed a young 21-year-old Curry with open hands. Today, he has not only been able to bring success to his city in terms of basketball but also has benefited society positively.
Stephen’s wife Ayesha revealed how their foundation had to quickly learn to scale and think ahead. Ayesha expressed:
“It’s unfathomable. It feels like we jumped from being an infant to being a ten-year-old with no in-between. We had to learn so quickly how to scale and how to think ahead.”
Most of the NBA stars who have their own foundation managed to help in any way that they could. Russell Westbrook’s foundation provided millions of masks and PPE kits to medical workers.
Serge Ibaka’s foundation had donated $100,000 to help the homeless in Toronto. Kevin Durant’s foundation tackled food scarcity and distributed masks to over 500 families.
It is great to see how these icons are using the platform available to them to have a tremendous impact on society. It truly is commendable how all these stars think much beyond the game.