AceShowbiz - Russell Wilson and Ciara continue to do everything they can to fight hunger caused by coronavirus crisis. Two weeks after donating one million meals to Food Lifeline organization in Seattle, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his "Love Sex Magic" singer wife pledged another 10 million meals for people in needs across the nation.
Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday, March 31, Russell announced their joint-initiative with the nonprofit Feeding America and the private jet company Wheels Up for Meals Up. "Humbled for @Ciara & I to partner with @WheelsUp on the 'Meals Up' Initiative in pledging 10 Million Meals to @FeedingAmerica," he tweeted.
On the same day, the 31-year-old athlete made an appearance on CNBC to explain why he and the "I Bet" songstress felt the need to "make a difference." Acknowledging that a lot of people are facing "a tough, tough time" because of the pandemic, he pointed out that many who have been let go of their job or "young kids" whose family situation may not be the best financially would be looking for food.
"We started doing our research, Ciara and I, and we found out that Feeding America is such a great program," the NFL star went on. "40 years of doing good in the world and trying to make a difference."
During the interview, Russell stressed that his concern now is not related to the 2020 NFL Draft or how COVID-19 will affect his sports. "I love playing the game, and as soon as I can get back out there and play in a safe way, that will be great. But the reality is, we're in a global pandemic," he stated. "The best thing that we can do is just love and give and serve, and if we can do that ... I think we'll be back out there."
Before pledging to donate 10 million meals, Russell and Ciara announced they would be giving 1 million foods through Food Lifeline. "The world needs us ALL. These are unprecedented times," they wrote in their respective Instagram accounts. "We are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine. Rally with us and support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica We can all make a difference together. Let's all keep the Faith during this difficult time."