Daily Sports Smile: Stephen and Ayesha Curry give back to Oakland food bank
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha, are giving back to the Oakland community. Through their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, the Currys invested a $2.5 million grant towards the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
Curry worked alongside Workday to make the grant possible. It will help provide several meals to residents during the winter months. Curry was in attendance to make the announcement during a special event for employees.
“We thank you so much for the work that you do,” Curry told them. “We believe in the work that you are doing and also knowing that it is going to change this community for a very long time.”
The special grant was a part of the Christmas with the Currys initiative. The family held their ninth-annual event to provide $5 million to the Oakland community.
Throughout the 12 days, the Currys and their foundation surprised many in the local community including teachers, children and families. They also gifted 100,000 books to children throughout Oakland and covered operation costs for local organization Homies Empowerment. The local group created a free breakfast program for students dealing with food insecurity.
The Currys founded their organization in an effort to empower kids in Oakland and the Bay Area. The group focuses on three pillars including nutrition, education and physical activity.
“As Oakland continues to recover and rebuild from the ongoing pandemic, we spread holiday cheer and celebrated individuals, families, and organizations throughout the community,” the foundation wrote in a social media tweet.
This season, Curry is averaging 27.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists. He recently set an NBA record for most career three-pointers made.