Colin Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels as part of a series of donations to charities he has made since last year.

Kaeparnick’s donation, first reported by, comes on the heels of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts, which would in part eliminate the funding for the program that provides meals for the poor, elderly and veterans.

Since October, he has donated $100,000 a month to various groups, the New York Daily News reported. Kaepernick has listed each donation on his website.

{mosads}Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget include $3 million from a Community Development Block Grant program within the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget.

Meals on Wheels programs nationwide receive 35% in aggregate of their funding from ​the federal budget, according to the organization.

A spokeswoman for Meals on Wheels America clarified that earlier reports that the service received just 3% of its funding from government grants refers to Meals on Wheels America, the national membership organization, rather than the 5,000 local programs across the country that provide meals for seniors.

The president has continued to target Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem at games as a form of protest against racial oppression and inequality. 

Trump called Kaeparnick out during his campaign-style rally in Louisville, Ky. on Monday evening.

Trump seemed to claim credit for the ex- quarterback’s free-agent status.

“There was an article today that was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that?” the president said to applause from the Louisville crowd.

“I said, ‘If I remember that one, I’m going to report it to the people of Kentucky because they like it when people stand for the American flag,’ right?”

— Updated April 4

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