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How Kanye West is teaming up with Chick-fil-A

Kanye West (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Kanye West has teamed up with Chick-Fil-A to provide meals to vulnerable people during the global health pandemic.

The 42-year-old rapper and the fast-food franchise have joined forces with the Los Angeles’ Dream Center, a nonprofit Christian organization, to provide around 11,000 meals a day to those in need in Los Angeles.

Dream Center founder Matthew Barnett told Fox News in a statement:  “Every morning I wake up and stand in the parking lot with our dedicated staff, I am blown away that day after day, week after week, there is enough food to provide to folks that need it.

“The Los Angeles Dream Center has transformed into the Grand Central Station of food distribution and other basic essentials. I’m so grateful that our team has stayed healthy, and that we’ve found a safe way to meet the urgent needs within our community.

“I can’t say thank you enough to the various donors who’ve made this a reality. This is what a neighborhood, a community, and a church should always look like.”

Barnett added that the Jesus Is King rapper’s generosity enabled the organization to deliver to vulnerable people who need to remain isolated in their homes.

West’s association with Chick-Fil-A is well documented, having referenced the fast-food chain in 2019’s “Closed on Sunday.”

But the company has previously faced controversy for its opposition to same-sex marriage, including donations to controversial Christian groups criticized as being anti-LGBT.

However, in November 2019, the chain stopped the donations and said it would focus on education, homelessness, and hunger.