Celebrity culinarian Ayesha Curry and cookware supplier Meyer Corporation have partnered to donate several thousand pieces of cookware to families in need throughout the city of Oakland in California.
The donation of 6,500 Ayesha 10-inch skillets to the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation run by Curry and her husband, NBA superstar Stephen Curry, will reach families struggling to put meals on the table nightly during these challenging times.
The cookware was distributed at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) meal pick-up locations in early July.
“We’re honored to collaborate with Ayesha and Stephen Curry in providing resources that will help thousands of families cook nourishing meals at home,” says Christopher Banning, Managing Director of Meyer Corporation, U.S. “We hope that the Ayesha skillets delight the families who receive them and provide a spark of inspiration for cooking delicious food for years to come.”
The skillets, which will include a mix of three colors – twilight teal, brown sugar and sienna red – are part of the Ayesha Home Collection from Meyer. The line also includes additional cookware items, bakeware and other kitchen products.
“When Stephen and I launched Eat. Learn. Play. last summer, I vividly remember seeing the joy in the kids’ faces that day, and felt so proud and honored to be given the opportunity to impact their lives in such a positive way,” said Ayesha Curry. I believe that food is power. It brings families together — a vessel for communication, love and happiness. With the donation from the Meyer Corporation, together, we will be able to show how food has an integral impact on people’s lives.”
Founded in July 2019, Eat. Learn. Play. helps to improve the lives of kids and families in Oakland, the Bay Area, and across the country.
In early March, the Curries and their partners mobilized to provide daily meals for 24,000 OUSD students and their families. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, about 25% of kids in Oakland struggled with hunger on a regular basis, and 18,000 kids relied on school meals for 2-3 of their daily meals.