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NBA Star Steph Curry Rallies To Help Students In Need

When schools closed in his team's hometown because of the coronavirus, he stepped up to make sure kids are still getting fed.

As major sports leagues like the NBA and NHL suspend their seasons due to the threat of the coronavirus, the teams' fans are left without much to look forward to.

Luckily, they can still see some of their favorite sports stars using their time off to help people in need in their communities during this time of crisis.

One sports star who is taking his MVP status off the court is Oakland Warriors player Steph Curry who, along with his wife Ayesha, are making sure that students who are out of class due to school closures are getting the meals they need every day.

NBA star Steph Curry is using his time off to help out kids in need in his community. @rafaneyte

Nearly 18,000 students in the Oakland Unified School District in northern California rely on federally-sponsored school programs for lunch and breakfast. Now that the schools have closed for an undetermined amount of time, those kids are at risk of missing out on those meals for weeks, maybe even months.

Curry released a video, encouraging fans to do what they can to help out. The video asked for donations to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The organization will continue to provide meals and emergency food bags for families in the district throughout the closures.

"We're trying to do our part," Curry said in the video. "Hopefully you can join the fight with us, have each others' backs as we go through this uncertain time in our community."

The Currys will be contributing money and resources to the ACFB through their youth-focused organization, 'Eat, Learn, Play.'

The Currys have pledged to donate 1 million meals to students affected by school closures during the coronavirus crisis. Stephen Curry/Facebook

"We want to make sure that we rally around everyone and ensure that these kids are not wondering where their next meal is coming from, and that the parents who — some are still having to go to work, worrying about the kids' logistics — we just want to make sure that there's one less thing to worry about," Ayesha said.

The ACFB posted an update to their Facebook page yesterday thanking the Currys for their support in helping them to provide much-needed resources for families in need in their community.

Steph Curry isn't the only NBA player who has stepped up to help others during the coronavirus crisis. Kevin Love, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zion Williamson all pledged to support arena workers for their hometown teams who will be missing out on work because of the NBA's suspension.

Kudos to all of the players for doing their part to help people during the pandemic. Hopefully, more will follow their lead and #StartSomethingGood!

How can you start something good?

You can join Steph and Ayesha Curry in supporting families in need by making a donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Likewise, you can reach out to your local community food bank to find out about volunteer opportunities or to make a donation. ***Note: some food banks are only taking cash donations at this time.

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