Tyrann Mathieu joins Chiefs teammates by donating 30,000 meals to Harvesters

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Strong safety Tyrann Mathieu #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts to a defensive stop against the Chicago Bears in the third quarter of the game at Soldier Field on December 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Another Chiefs star is joining his teammates to help thousands of local families in need.

Safety Tyrann Mathieu announced Friday that he’s donating 30,000 meals to Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City.

“It’s so important that everyone protect themselves, their loved ones and give back during this challenging time,” the Landlord wrote on social media. “I urge everyone to remain informed and remember that we are stronger together.”

Based in Kansas City, Harvesters is a regional food bank that serves a 26-county area covering NW Missouri and NE Kansas. The nonprofit provides food and household goods to hundreds of other nonprofits.

His massive donation stems from a challenge wide receiver Tyreek Hill made on Monday to his teammates.

“The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily lives,” Hill tweeted. “Today my foundation will be partnering with Harvesters to donate meals to families and youth who are now without their free breakfast and lunch programs.”

Hill donated 6,000 meals to local families and then he called out his fellow Chiefs to do the same.

Tight end Travis Kelce took it up a notch earlier Tuesday. He doubled the Cheetah’s donation.

“I got your 6k and will raise you another 6k meals,” Kelce tweeted in response to Hill’s challenge. 

RELATED: Mahomes’ foundation donates $100K to local organizations plus 15K meals to Harvesters

Then quarterback Patrick Mahomes went big like “Showtime” always does. He’s donating 15,000 meals to Harvesters.

His foundation, “15 and the Mahomies,” also plans to give $100,000 to Kansas City public school lunch programs and other local organizations that provide meals and household items for families in need.

But it’s not just Chiefs players who are supporting Harvesters during this chaotic time.

RELATED: KCK native, actor Eric Stonestreet donates 200,000 meals to KC’s Harvesters

KCK native and actor Eric Stonestreet announced Wednesday that he’s donating 200,000 meals to the food bank.

In just one week, these KC stars have committed to donating more than 260,000 meals to help Harvesters serve local families in need.

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