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Jason Heyward will donate $200,000 to local Chicago charities

The Cubs outfielder is doing his part to help those hardest hit.

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While media by and large lately has mostly felt like a lot of bad news, it has been back to back days of positivity around the Cubs camp. First on Tuesday came the notice that the Cubs, alongside the other 29 Major League teams, would be donating at least $1 million to help pay gameday workers their missed wages.

Wednesday came the news via ESPN’s Jeff Passan that Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward was planning to make two major donations to aid local Chicago charities. $100,000 will be donated to MASK, a group collecting medical supplies and meals for virus-impacted families; and $100,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help anyone with food insecurity during this time of crisis.

A quick note on the Food Depository and food banks in general: they are there for the needs of anyone with food insecurity. So even if you are simply in a bind, living paycheck to paycheck, and need something to help get you through, please know those services are there for anyone who needs them.

If you don’t need them but are in a position to help, now would be the ideal time to donate financially to your local food shelter, as they are able to turn cash donations into much-needed high-demand food items.

Props to Jason Heyward, who has always been one of the good guys, for helping out in this time of great need.