Jordan donated earnings from his Emmy-winning docuseries ‘The Last Dance.’
Food insecurity is a longstanding issue that has been exacerbated by the pandemic and NBA legend Michael Jordan is putting his focus on helping families in need. According to Variety, the NBA Hall of Famer gifted the nonprofit Feeding America with a $2 million donation.
Michael Jordan donates $2 Million from his doc #TheLastDance to food banks https://t.co/kdBe3tbQcP— Variety (@Variety) November 27, 2020
According to the organization, there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of people seeking help from food banks and nearly 50 million people may experience food insecurity due to the public health crisis. Cognizant of the staggering statistics, Jordan wanted to step up to help eliminate socio-economic barriers that stand in the way of accessibility to food. He donated a portion of the proceeds he earned from The Last Dance; an Emmy-winning docuseries that chronicled his storied career. The funds will be distributed amongst food banks in Chicago and the Carolinas.