Kyrie donates $323K to Feeding America, plans to distribute 250K meals
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Kyrie Irving and his peers may not be on the court, but that hasn't stopped the Brooklyn Nets star from providing an assist off the hardwood.

On his 28th birthday, Irving announced he'll be donating $323,000 to Feeding America, a hunger relief organization, amid the coronavirus pandemic. He also plans on helping distribute 250,000 meals across the New York area.

Irving encouraged those who are able to donate to the cause.

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Thank you all for the birthday love, I’m extremely grateful for the support. Seeing the effects of COVID-19 reach our loved ones, our schools, our jobs, and access to food has really impacted me. I am excited to partner with @feedingamerica and @lineagelogistics to launch the Share A Meal campaign to help marginalized communities get the food resources they require during this time, and to work with our local partner @cityharvestnyc to distribute 250k meals to my neighbors in need across the NY area. In addition to that I am donating $323k to Feeding America and @lineagelogistics will match $200k of what we raise together. I am asking my fans, friends, family and partners to join me in helping our communities by donating at the link in my bio. Thank you to everyone on the front line working to keep all of us safe, healthy, and fed. Together we can change the world one small gesture at a time.

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Irving averaged a career-high 27.4 points on 47.8% shooting in his first season with the Nets. However, his 2019-20 campaign was cut short due to a reoccurring shoulder injury.

Kyrie donates $323K to Feeding America, plans to distribute 250K meals
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