Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus gave three tons of food to favela people in Brazil on Wednesday night. The donation was made on Youtube in a live show offered by Brazilian singer Belo.
The Brazilian FA has announced this week that it is using R$5 m (£740k) to support people in need. Half of the money was given by national team members like Gabriel Jesus and the federation provided the other part. For this sum they plan to support 32,000 people.
On Wednesday night, several local musicians organize concerts at their homes to collect food and hygiene items for the needy people. Gabriel Jesus called Belo to ask for one of his songs, ‘Intriga da Oposição’ and declared his donation. Jesus also stayed on the line to sing a little.
This is not the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak that Gabriel Jesus has been active in charity acts. Two weeks ago, he had already donated 400 food baskets to Jardim Peri, where he grew up.
During the Coronavirus outbreak, Brazilian stars from Premier League clubs have shown a tendency to contribute supporting people from their home countries.