Civil rights activist and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick has teamed up with Impossible Foods in order to achieve a big target: feed 1 million people. Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, a nonprofit organization that advances civil rights through education and empowerment, has made accessibility to good health and nutrition for everyone a top priority during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Impossible Foods has donated and raised funds to feed 750,000 people. It’s donated almost 100,000 pounds of Impossible Burgers, which is almost equal to 400,000 quarter-pound patties. Impossible Foods has also raised more than $35,000 for donations — this equates to about 350,000 meals for at-risk communities.
Now the two organizations are collaborating to support food security and social justice throughout 2020. Al Pastor Papi Food Truck cooked and distributed Impossible Burgers and the San Francisco Marin Food Bank donated extra food and prepared meals. Impossible Foods stated that it will donate to subsequent Know Your Rights Camp engagements in LA, New York, and additional cities will later be announced.
Food insecurity disproportionately affects people of color and exacerbates the public health crisis that black, Native American and Latinx communities face. By stepping up to feed 1 million people, both Impossible Foods and Know Your Rights Camp are providing a ray of hope in dark times while putting the issue of food insecurity in the spotlight.