Matthew Barnett has been on the front lines with his team, helping send out north of 14,000 meals every single day as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
In an interview with Faithwire, the Los Angeles Dream Center co-founder said he has been overwhelmed by the support he’s received from people like Kanye West and Bella Hadid — celebrities he never imagined would cross his path.
As of Tuesday morning, Barnett said the Dream Center has served more than 350,000 meals since beginning its effort in mid-March. The organization’s highest-profile partnership so far has involved West and Chick-fil-A, which has been donating 5,000 chicken sandwiches each week.
“Consistency has been the greatest witness, I believe, during this time,” Barnett said of his motivation to continue serving Los Angeles during the pandemic.
The Dream Center is open seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., serving food to kids who, before the pandemic, were getting their meals from school. And thanks to West’s generous donation, the faith-based charity is now able to deliver meals to at-risk seniors isolated at home.