John Legend, Chrissy Tiegen Feed NYC Activists


Braving near-freezing temperatures, protesters have gathered across New York City for nearly a week over two separate grand jury decisions to not prosecute the police officers responsible for the deaths of unarmed men Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

To offer their support, musician John Legend and his model wife, Chrissy Tiegen, decided to hire several food trucks through #OperationHelporHush to provide free hot meals to feed the protesters. #OperationHelporHush is a social-media based activism group that raises money to fund protesters’ supplies, including travel, shelter and food.

An estimated 3,000 people were offered free empanadas, tacos and macaroni and cheese near Union Square in Manhattan, but the couple’s generosity didn’t end there! They then donated all of the leftover food to the homeless and urged fans to check out

Legend has vocalized his thoughts of the recent events on Twitter, and more recently co-wrote an inspirational song with rapper Common titled “Glory” for the upcoming film, Selma, which will follow the marches led by Martin Luther King in 1965.

Lyrics read: “That’s why Rosa sat on the bus, that’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up. When it go down, we woman and man up. They say, ‘Stay down,’ and we stand up.”

Listen to “Glory” by John Legend and Common, below:

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