Simu Liu presented a $100,000 check to Feeding America at the first-ever BoxLunch Holiday Gala, Variety reports.
The Shang-Chi star is BoxLunch’s inaugural Giving Ambassador. During his on-stage remarks at the gala, Liu said food security was an issue close to his heart. According to Variety, Liu told the audience that after the family emigrated to Canada from China they would often shop in the discount aisles at grocery stores.
BoxLunch had previously told Liu it would announce a $100,000 donation to Feeding America at the gala. The actor hatched a plan to match their donation.
“The pandemic has adversely affected many communities of color and families. I saw and felt that within circles of people that my parents knew, my extended family knew, and witnessed just how difficult things have been over the last couple of years,” Liu said, according to The Sun Daily.
“I’m just looking at this number, $100,000. It’s a really big number, but what’s bigger than $100,000? Let’s say for the sake of argument, $200,000…” he continued as a second check was presented.
According to The Sun Daily, the money is enough to cover the cost of two million meals for families in need.
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