A Los Angeles church that has been serving thousands of meals to people who are now unemployed following mass layoffs caused by the state’s lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic counts rapper Kanye West and Chick-fil-A as among its donors supporting the cause.
“It’s crazy; this is 37 straight days in a row, seven days a week, 11 hours every day, 7:30 in the morning until 6:30 at night,” Matthew Barnett, pastor and founder of the LA Dream Center, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday.
“I just knew on a Thursday, when the city was starting to shut down in LA, that by Monday we needed to be on the curb serving people. We started with enough reserve for maybe two days, that’s all we had. And we just believed that God would help us along the way.”
It wasn’t long before cars of people in need started showing up. A friend of Barnett’s who knows West told him that the rapper had been following their relief efforts and subsequently gave them a sizable donation, enabling them to keep the line going with two or three weeks of reserves.
Chick-fil-A also came on board to help, Barnett told CP, and has been donating 500 chicken sandwiches a day since the first week of the shutdown.