TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Patrick Mahomes Foundation is donating 15,000 meals each to two events for the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler.
The donation was announced on the 15 and the Mahomies Twitter site.
The events are:
March 5 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Lindsey Park.
March 19 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Lindsey Park.
Mahomes, a Whitehouse native, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, established the foundation focusing on communities in need.
“The East Texas Food Bank is so grateful to our hometown hero Patrick Mahomes and the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation for their continued support of our hunger-relief work. Their recent donation will provide enough food for approximately 30,000 meals total, with 15,000 meals going to our two upcoming drive-thru distributions at Lindsey Park in Tyler,” said East Texas Food Bank Chief Executive Officer Dennis Cullinane. “I was personally touched that even as Patrick became a new father last week, he was still thinking about his hometown and wanted to help those that have been affected by the winter storm.”
“During times like these, when so many of our neighbors have lost power and water—including the most vulnerable among us already facing hunger—we are so thankful for our caring community and friends like Patrick. The donation will help us meet the increased need for food assistance due to the pandemic and winter storm,” Cullinane added.
Others are reaching out to help those impacted by the winter storm, including a donation of 25 pallets of food from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, arriving to the food bank Wednesday.