Today Henrik Lundqvist announced that he and his wife Therese are donating $100,000 through their foundation to support the Food Bank for New York City to help those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
So many people are doing so many good things for others right now. Me and my wife Therese feel inspired. We have decided to donate $100.000 through our Foundation HLF to support @FoodBank4NYC (1/3) pic.twitter.com/s49VS5RfWo— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) March 25, 2020
.. @FoodBank4NYC always do a great job but now more than ever they need that extra support while they feed New Yorkers in need. 68.000 meals to 8000 kids and their families is a good start.— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) March 25, 2020
The foundation’s website included additional information on how the donation will be used.
This donation will serve approximately 68,000 meals to 8,000 children and their families in NYC.
The Food Bank has identified that the grant will have the best reach if it supports both the Campus Pantries as well as the community-based pop-up mobile markets.
To help children maintain access to healthy nutrition, Food Bank will: 1) maintain an operational presence in public schools via Campus Pantries and 2) deploy at minimum, 27 mobile markets through June (at minimum 3 per week) with an emphasis on outreach to families with children whose childcare or in-class learning has been interrupted.
The Food Bank for New York City is an organization that the Lundqvists have supported before, and here’s a photo from when Therese was involved in the New York City Repack Day Challenge held at the Food Bank for New York’s Warehouse and Distribution Center back in 2016.
In addition, the foundation is collecting donations that it will stack on top of the original $100,000 donation it has already pledged. This is a really nice gesture by both Therese and Henrik, and one that will have an impact on a lot of people.
If you are financially able and would like to do so, you can go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/HLundqvistFoundation/ and make a donation today.