Elliott freeman / Staff Reporter
Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast, famous influencer, fundraiser, and YouTube star recently donated one million dollars’ worth of food to food banks. Donaldson donated the food to multiple food banks of North Carolina in mid-March. Donaldson did this because of the recent covid-19 pandemic, due to people hoarding and buying out all the food, food banks are having trouble feeding all the children, seniors, and veterans that depend on them.
Donaldson’s actions weren’t out of the ordinary, he has done these types of things before, for example his project team trees was a program to plant a tree for every dollar earned. The projected goal was to earn twenty million dollars and went above and beyond reaching twenty one million, eight hundred and one thousand, two hundred and forty one trees planted and growing.
He posts thousands of videos buying hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of goods for families in need and donating thousands to content creators. By doing this Donaldson had changed lives dramatically flipping them right side up.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is spreading people have been panic buying and hoarding food resulting in food banks running out of food. People that depend on them including children, seniors, and veterans don’t know if they will be able to eat for much longer.
Donaldson teamed up with the company Smith Field who do things just like this all the time. Together with Donaldson’s publicity and connections and Smith Field’s supply and business they made a video on the YouTube platform which skyrocketed to the number 1 video trending almost instantly just like many other of Donaldson’s videos.
But just like before Donaldson and Smith Field are starting a fundraiser and hope to raise a total of one million dollars to do the exact same thing. the end goal is to donate more to food banks in need and hope to spread the act of helping people in need to all of America and more.
All the money Donaldson raises and makes on all his promotions, sponsors, and charity videos goes directly into promoting, funding, and raising awareness for all the people in need of help.