SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm is teaming up with Fare Start to offer emergency meals in response to COVID-19.
Fare Start is a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit that nourishes the community through food, life skills, and job training. Since COVID-19 hit Washington, Fare Start shifted its operations to focus on emergency meals.
For the winning bidder, Eleven-time All-Star Sue Bird and 2018 WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart will record personalized video shout-outs to you or a loved one, while 2018 WNBA champion Alysha Clark will walk you through a private virtual cooking class.
"A.C. can make it all. She can fry things or make something super healthy. I remember a couple of summers ago, she made fried chicken for the team and everybody was smashing it. She makes her own pasta," said Stewart.
"Seattle is the best. How they've been there for me, I want to be there for everyone to help get back on their feet," explained Stewart. "This is my 5th year in Seattle, which is kind of crazy. We're all going through these things together and we're only going to get on the other side if we do it together."
Fare Start is currently serving more than seven thousand meals per day and the money raised through the Seattle Storm online auction will not only support the food costs and delivery expenses, but housing, meals, and human services for Fare Start students.
NEWS UPDATE: Seattle Storm's Head Coach Dan Hughes will not be joining the team in Florida for the 2020 WNBA season due to concerns about contracting COVID-19. Read the full press release at storm.wnba.com