Kanye West and Chick-Fil-A team up to provide 300,000 meals during coronavirus

The partnership has provided 11,000 meals a day since March

21.04.20

Words by: Billy Ward

Kanye West and US fast food chain Chick-Fil-A have partnered up with non-profit Christian organisation Dream Centre to serve 300,000 meals to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

It is reported that partnership has provided 11,000 meals a day in LA since the beginning of March.

Dream Centre founder Matthew Barnett said: “The Los Angeles Dream Centre has transformed into the Grand Central Station of food distribution and other basic essentials. I’m so grateful that our team has stayed healthy, and that we’ve found a safe way to meet the urgent needs within our community.”

“I can’t say thank you enough to the various donors who’ve made this a reality. This is what a neighbourhood, a community, and a church should always look like.”

Both Kanye and Chick-Fil-A have come under fire in the past for their political stances. The rapper’s unwavering support for US President Donald Trump has made him a controversial figure within the music world, while the US food company has faced large backlash after it was revealed they had made donations to campaign groups opposing same-sex marriage.

West’s relationship with Chick-Fil-A has previously been documented in his 2019 track ‘Closed On Sunday’ featured on his chart-topping ‘Jesus Is King’ record. Since then the chain has announced they’ve stopped their donations and are now turning their focus to homeless, hunger and education.

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