A non-profit organization based in Los Angeles has stepped forward saying they will gladly accept Tekashi 6ix9ine’s $200,000 donation after another organization turned his offer down.
“If there is an individual that wants to help address hunger in Los Angeles, we welcome it,” Keith Johnson, the executive director of Kooking 4 Kids, told TMZ on Thursday (May 14).
“How that person wants to live their life is for them to decide.”
Johnson shared that his organization’s resources have been stretched thin amid due to the coronavirus crisis that has put more than 30 million U.S. citizens out of work and shut down schools across the nation. He estimated that Kooking 4 Kids delivers between 1,600 to 1,800 free meals to families in need across Los Angeles on a daily basis.
Tekashi had previously attempted to donate the money to No Kids Hungry but the nonprofit declined, saying “as a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”
“[No Kid Hungry] rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel,” the controversial Brooklyn issued in response in a since-deleted Instagram post.