BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Provide Free Food For Protesters

On Sunday, a fleet of food trucks served free dinners to protesters in New York City, which were paid for by musician John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen.

Posted on December 7, 2014, at 10:26 p.m. ET

Musician John Legend and his wife and model Chrissy Teigen have helped protesters in New York City by hiring food trucks to feed the hungry free food in Lincoln Square.

Big thanks to @ophelporhush @johnlegend for feeding thousands of activists/organizers/NYers today! #BlackLivesMatter

Ted Alexandro@tedalexandroFollow

Big thanks to @ophelporhush @johnlegend for feeding thousands of activists/organizers/NYers today! #BlackLivesMatter

11:13 AM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The couple has been quiet about donating their money for the food trucks, but Teigen did confirm to BuzzFeed News that she and Legend paid to feed the protesters in NYC.

Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto / FilmMagic

She also retweeted this message from Operation Help or Hush, an online activist organization that helped organize the food trucks:

3-6pm. FREE food trucks by Trader Joe's Union Sq. @ophelporhush #FergusontoNYC #NYC2Ferguson

ophelporhush@ophelporhushFollow

3-6pm. FREE food trucks by Trader Joe's Union Sq. @ophelporhush #FergusontoNYC #NYC2Ferguson

9:12 AM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The food trucks included Kimchi Taco Truck, known for its Korean BBQ, and Milk Truck NYC, which gave out over 500 helpings of Mac & Cheese, News One reported.

BREAKING: #johnlegend pays for a food truck in Lincoln sq to feed #EricGarner supporters before the #NYC protest.

Bipartisan Report@BipartisanismFollow

BREAKING:

#johnlegend pays for a food truck in Lincoln sq to feed #EricGarner supporters before the #NYC protest.

11:10 AM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mac'n cheese @milktrucknyc courtesy of @johnlegend & @chrissyteigen via @ophelporhush. @NYC2Ferguson march to follow

Edna Ishayik@The_IshListFollow

Mac'n cheese @milktrucknyc courtesy of @johnlegend & @chrissyteigen via @ophelporhush. @NYC2Ferguson march to follow

12:22 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

John Legend has previously tweeted about issues in Ferguson, Missouri, and recently wrote a song with Common for the upcoming movie Selma about the marches in 1965 that led to to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which is particularly relevant in the wake of recent protests.

50 years since Selma. Still marching. Listen to this song @common and I wrote for @SelmaMovie http://t.co/yVLnbY3kRa

John Legend@johnlegendFollow

50 years since Selma. Still marching. Listen to this song @common and I wrote for @SelmaMovie http://t.co/yVLnbY3kRa

9:12 AM - 04 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Support our journalism

Help BuzzFeed News reporters expose injustices and keep quality news free.

Start
ADVERTISEMENT