Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels after Trump mocks him

The outspoken National Football League quarterback recently donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels America following Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts, which would slash funding for the program that provides free meals for the elderly. The former San Fransisco 49er also made a $50,000 donation to the Love Army for Somalia campaign, according to his website which keeps a public log of all his donations.

As for Colin, he has not commented on the donation. but it was confirmed by Meals on Wheels. While the budget cuts may tighten the belts of many Meals on Wheels programs across the country, it's unlikely the budget cuts would spell the end of the program.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract earlier this month in the wake of a season that saw him receive attention for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality. "And he wonders why he can't find a job", she wrote as a teaser to the piece. At a Thursday press briefing about President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said grants benefiting Meals and Wheels and other anti-poverty "were just not showing any results". The cuts are created to help boost defense and infrastructure spending on proposals such as Trump's promise to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

The donation is part of Kaepernick's promise to donate $1 million to organizations that help people in troubled communities. His organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Julie Sanders