Colin Kaepernick Lends His Support To Meals On Wheels With A Generous Donation

The program responded with thanks.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to support causes he believes in. The athlete, who made headlines last year for his decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest of unjust treatment of African-Americans, just made a $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels.

The program, which delivers food to senior citizens across the country, has experienced a surge in support since last week when President Donald Trump's proposed budget called for the elimination of the Community Development Block Grant program that provides some of the organization's funding.

Last year, Kaepernick, who is currently a free agent since opting out of his contract, promised to donate $1 million to charity. According to's Ian Rapaport, the 29-year-old has donated $500,000 so far. He also recently donated $50,000 to the Love Army for Somalia campaign to send 60 tons of food and water to Somalia.

Kaepernick's most recent donation comes shortly after President Trump criticized the player during a Kentucky rally on Monday. "It was reported that NFL owners don't want to pick him up because they don't want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump," the president said.

He continued, "I said if I remember that one I'm going to report it to the people of Kentucky. They like it when people actually stand for the American flag."

Meals on Wheels, meanwhile, responded to Kaepernick's donation on Tuesday with a message of thanks "for supporting seniors through your words and actions."

(H/T: Huffington Post)


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