The Ottawa Food Bank confirms to CTV News Ottawa that a donation was received from Wu-Tang Clan.
It was one of several donations in a 24-hour period that has raised $170,000 to help the food bank support Ottawa residents during the crisis.The American hip hop group set social media buzzing on Thursday afternoon when it announced it made a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank. The fundraising initiative was launched by Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein Wednesday afternoon, who agreed to donate $1, up to $10,000, to the Ottawa Food Bank for every retweet of his tweet.
— Harley Finkelstein (@harleyf) April 1, 2020
The Clan has dropped some dolla, dolla bills at the Ottawa Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food Bank Communications Manager Samantha Ingram tells CTV News Ottawa that since the original initiative by Finkelstein was launched late Wednesday afternoon, the food bank has received $170,101 in donations.
We got you @adammiron @ottawafoodbank. Just made a donation ourselves. Appreciate Canada holding us down all these years. To our Canadian brothers, @strombo, @solicitorct & @therealrussellp, can you spread the word for more donations? #fighthunger #ottawa https://t.co/dFWPqCuyww
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) April 2, 2020