Sixers' Josh Richardson helps provide 500,000 meals to Philadelphia families


Josh Richardson is helping to provide 500,000 meals to Philadelphia families in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Sixers guard’s donation is in partnership with Lineage Logistics and will support the efforts of hunger relief nonprofit Philabundance, according to a press release. 

“I am blessed to be able to provide support during this unprecedented time,” Richardson said in the release. “The City of Philadelphia, the people and the community have welcomed me with open arms and I will continue to do whatever I can to help as we get through this together.”

Richardson is the latest Sixer to make a charitable contribution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joel Embiid, Al Horford and Shake Milton have publicly made donations, while Ben Simmons launched the “Philly Pledge,” which encourages Philadelphians to give to Philabundance and the PHL COVID-19 Fund and has received support from a heap of local athletes and celebrities. 

It’s been an uneven first year in Philadelphia for Richardson — and an uneven season for every NBA player, for that matter. After joining the Sixers in the summer following a sign-and-trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat, he’s averaged 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 48 games. 

Now, 500,000 is another number that will be associated with his time in the city, and a very substantial one at that. 

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