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Lundqvist to donate $100,000 to New York food bank

Rangers goalie's donation will provide sustenance for 8,000 kids, families

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

There's a lot of good being done in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has sparked Henrik Lundqvist to do more.

The New York Rangers goalie pledged $100,000 through his foundation to support Food Bank for New York City, a nonprofit that strives to end hunger in the city's five boroughs.

Instagram from @hank30nyr: So many people are doing so many good things for others right now. Me and my wife Therese feel inspired. We have decided to donate $100.000 through our Foundation HLF to support the great organization @FoodBank4NYC . They always do a great job but now more than ever they need that extra support while they feed New Yorkers in need. 68.000 meals to 8000 kids and their families is a good start. If you want to help, check out @hlundqvistfoundation or go to hlundqvistfoundation.com for more info. Together we are strong! 🙏🏻

His announcement came on the heels of the Tampa Bay Lightning's decision to donate 500,000 meals to a food pantry in the Tampa Bay area and a $1.2 million pledge to Western New York charities from Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula. 

Lundqvist and his wife Therese's donation will feed 68,000 meals to 8,000 kids and their families in New York. He's inviting those who can to support the cause too.

"So many people are doing so many good things for others right now," Lundqvist said in a post on Twitter and Instagram. "Me and my wife Therese feel inspired."

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