If the rapper’s looking to do good deed, let him do it says the Executive Director of Kooking 4 Kids Keith Johnson. “If there is an individual that wants to help address hunger in Los Angeles, we welcome it. How that person wants to live their life is for them to decide,” he adds.
Johnson, who holds BBQ fundraisers with his nonprofit and travels across LA weekly, serving more than 1,800 meals to children and parents, says he doesn’t necessarily care for the personal lives of donors — at the end of the day, they’re there to support a cause. On the flip side, he does agree that every organization has the right to decide on who they wish to accept funds from.
When he first pledged the $200K, Tekashi wrote on Instagram, “During this pandemic, I understand we have nurses and frontline Hero’s who risk their life daily to save others. But NEVER forget the children & families who depend on OUR PUBLIC schools for daily meals and nutrition to keep our future leaders growing to their best potential. To every influencer out there REMEMBER if you are blessed GOD gave you that blessing not just for YOU but also TO HELP OTHERS 🙌🏼 GOD FIRST.”
When the organization declined, they wrote, “We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry but we have informed his representatives that we have declined this donation. As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”