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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spend two days delivering food to the sick and needy for LA charity

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spend two days delivering food to the sick and needy for LA non-profit after the Duchess wanted her husband to see Los Angeles ‘through the eyes of philanthropy’

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spent two delivering food to critically ill residents in LA this week
  • The Duchess is said to have wanted Harry to experience Los Angeles ‘through the eyes of philanthropy’
  •  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

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spent two days delivering food to critically ill residents in LA this week because the Duchess wanted her husband to experience the city ‘through the eyes of Philanthropy’, it’s been revealed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who moved to the city last month, have been volunteering with the charity Project Angel Food, a non-profit who cook, prepare and deliver meals to people critical illness who’re at a great risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sporting marks and ‘dressed down in jeans’, the royal couple first began delivering the vital meals 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

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. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk