Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be complete without a side of corn.
Viral social media star Tariq aka the “Corn Kid” and Green Giant teamed up to provide 50,000 cans of corn to add to Thanksgiving meal boxes that were being prepped Monday afternoon for those who don’t have food for the upcoming holiday.
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In case you haven’t heard of Tariq, he went viral sharing his love for “juicy” corn which he also calls a “big lump with knobs.” And he wants to spread his contagious affection for the vegetable with the masses.
According to Pix 11, trucks headed out from City Harvest yesterday night and continued today to deliver the meal boxes to food pantries and soup kitchens around New York City.
“Corn is a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you,” he said.
Green Giant donated an additional 40,000 cans of other Thanksgiving vegetables that were sent to the locations. City Harvest reported that visits to the food pantries and soup kitchens remain almost 70% above pre-pandemic levels.
Food & Wine reported that along with his donations to a food bank, “Corn Kid” will be spending...