Prince Harry and Meghan Markle volunteer to deliver food to people living with critical illnesses in Los Angeles after learning charity drivers were ‘overloaded’ and needed help
- Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, delivered food in LA this week
- Couple teamed up with a charity to deliver meals to people with critical illnesses
- First volunteered on Easter Sunday and asked if they could return on Wednesday
- Project Angel Food director said he was ‘blown away’ by the gesture
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle delivered food to Los Angeles residents living with critical illnesses, it has been revealed.
The couple, who moved to the city last month, volunteered with charity Project Angel Food on Easter Sunday and returned on Wednesday to drop-off non-perishable meals to 20 more vulnerable people in the city.
Speaking to ET Online, Project Angel Food’s executive director Richard Ayoub told how the couple contacted the charity after learning its drivers are ‘overloaded’ needed more support as they try and feed people during quarantine.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle delivered food to Los Angeles residents living with critical illnesses, it has been revealed. Pictured, the couple on a royal tour last year
‘They told us they heard our drivers were overloaded and wanted to volunteer to lighten the drivers’ workload,’ Mr Ayoub said.
He explained the couple followed strict social distancing guidelines, wearing masks and gloves while keeping 6ft or more apart from any members of the public.
Project Angel Food serves 1600 meals a day, which will now rise to 2000 during the coronavirus crisis, ensuring some of those most at risk are fed.
It is thought to be the first charity publicly supported by Harry and Meghan since their move to California from Canada. The couple are now in quarantine with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turns one next month.
The couple volunteered with local charity Project Angel Food on Easter Sunday and returned on Wednesday to drop-off non-perishable meals to 20 more vulnerable people in the city. Pictured, Meghan at the Hubb Community Kitchen in London in November 2018
Yesterday it also emerged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had donated £90,000 to British charity Feeding Britain to support efforts to keep vulnerable populations fed during lockdown.
The couple announced they are launching a new charitable foundation named Archewell this month.
They said they ‘look forward’ to getting started with the Archewell foundation, which will replace their Sussex Royal brand.
The pair also have plans to include their own charity as well as a website, as part of their new venture.
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