Every day in Houston, many preschool-aged kids live with uncertainty about where their next meal will come from, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem has worsened. Astros star Jose Altuve and his wife Nina have partnered with local nonprofit Kids’ Meals Inc to provide 60,000 free meals for children in need during these difficult times.
Each day, Kids’ Meals works to ensure kids ages 5 and under get the meals they need to stay healthy and fed, and this donation from the Astros slugger and his wife is sure to go a long way to helping a lot of local children in need.
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In a statement on their Twitter page, Kids Meals Inc said they “were thrilled to have the support of the Astros and Jose Altuve,” noting the donation would feed thousands of hungry kids across the city.
— Kids Meals Inc? (@KidsMealsInc) April 3, 2020
In 2019 alone, Kids Meals Inc made and delivered over 1.1 million meals to hungry children, an average of 4,518 meals each day. They are partnered with many companies and organizations all across the city in the fight to end childhood hunger in Houston.
You can donate to Kids Meals Inc through their website if you’re interested in supporting their cause.
Other Astros Players and Staff Joining the Fight Against Coronavirus
Altuve is just the most recent Astros player to do his part during these trying times. Many other members of the organization have been donating their money and time to help those who need it most.
Recently, Carlos Correa and his foundation donated over $500,000 in medical supplies to help those on the front lines fighting this pandemic. George Springer and Alex Bregman have also both made considerable donations to help those in need right now, with Springer giving $100,000 to Minute Maid Park employees who are unable to work right now and Bregman donating meal kits to the Houston Food Bank.
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In times like these it’s important to remember those of our community who do not have access to resources – especially with schools being closed many of our students who often rely on their, sometimes only, meal coming from school. With our help, @houstonfoodbank is assembling quarantine food kits so our students and their families do not have to worry about their next 28 meals. Please join me in helping our community – every little bit counts and no donation is too small in making a difference. Houston Food Bank is also looking for volunteers and canned food donations. houstonfoodbank.org/donate #Repost @houstonfoodbank: Houston Astros Alex Bregman @abreg_1 just scored big time with kids and their families in our community thanks to his recent donation of 1,000 Quarantine Food Kits! With several school closures, his generous gift ensures students who depend on free or reduced lunches will now have 28 nutritious meals per kit. That is 28,000 meals!! Alex would like to encourage others in the community to step up to the plate by making a donation. Thanks, Alex – you really hit this one out of the park! houstonfoodbank.org/donatenow
Additionally, Astros owner Jim Crane had his logistics company deliver 100,000 coronavirus test kits to local hospitals and donated $400,000 to help support local medical facilities as they fight the coronavirus.
Astros owner Jim Crane had his freight company deliver 100,000 coronavirus tests to local hospitals this wk. More equipment & test swabs coming soon, + $400k to support hospitals. This rocks. Should be a headline. Patriots plane delivering masks is (as should be). @astros @espn
— Allie LaForce (@ALaForce) April 2, 2020
During these difficult times, it’s great to see the city coming together to help those who need it most right now.