Manchester city FC of England and Brazil star, Gabriel Jesus has reportedly given out three tons of food items to people living in Favelas, Brazil. As a boy, Jesus grew up on the streets of Favelas and still recalls those moments.
More football stars are coming out to show support for the fight to stop the spread and possible elimination of the dreaded coronavirus disease. Just yesterday, we reported Gareth Bale’s generous gesture and today, another footballer showed his benevolence by donating food items to residents in his hometown Favelas, Brazil.
In Brazil, local artists have been organizing live shows and concerts online to gather food and healthcare products for old and vulnerable people in the country and the City striker lashed on singer Belo’s show on YouTube to make his donation.
Jesus rang Belo to request for one of his numbers, ‘Intriga da Oposição’, and subsequently announced his donation. Thereafter, he stayed a little longer to sing along.
It is not a first for Gabriel Jesus as only two weeks ago, he announced the donation of 400 food baskets to the neighbourhood of Jardim Peri. The Brazilian football authorities expect to help about 32,000 families. They have so far used R$5m (£740k) to help the needy. Half of that money was donated by national team players, with Gabriel Jesus in the mix.
Surprisingly, footballers have taken a forced holiday, some with pay cuts no thanks to the outbreak of COVID 19.