MrBeast Brings 1 Million Servings Of Protein To North Carolina Food Banks In Need
A generous YouTuber has donated more than $1,000,000 worth of food to food banks that have been affected by the global pandemic.
The popular content creator is also known for his incredible acts of kindness and in his March 28 upload he set out to help more people than ever before.
As members of the public continue to panic buy and stockpile food and household items, food banks are finding that they’re receiving fewer donations, meaning those in need are at risk of missing out on the vital services.
So, acts of kindness like this one from YouTuber Mr Beast are more important than ever.
Mr Beast has amassed a massive following of over 30 million followers on his YouTube channel for his unusual and highly entertaining challenge videos.
“Due to recent events, lots of people have started to hoard food, and when you hoard food, you donate less,” MrBeast–real name Jimmy Donaldson–says in the upload.
To distribute the massive donation, Donaldson and a team of friends filled six of Smithfield’s semi trucks with pallet upon pallet of protein products like hot dogs, sausages, plant-based burgers, and bacon. Then they drove from food bank to food bank, unloading and storing the pallets themselves.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world, food banks are finding it increasingly more difficult to get donations.
This is particularly difficult for the Food Bank of the Albemarle, where staff worker said: “Two weeks ago, meat was very scarce.
“It was hard to find.”
At the end of the video, having delivered all of the food from the six trucks Mr. Beast is seen talking with the Smithfield program manager Jonathan and urging viewers to donate and encourage more donations as part of Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
For every $1 donated to the fund, Smithfield will provide one more serving of protein to food banks in need.
If Mr.Beast’s audience of over 33 million subscribers can help raise a total of $1 million for the fund, Smithfield will double its donation, providing two servings for every $1 contributed.