Thanksgiving: Kim Kardashian West Volunteers at Food Bank with Family

It goes without saying that Thanksgiving is a holiday which puts many people in the mood to start giving. Kim Kardashian West and her family seemed to be filled with the spirit of the holiday. Although most people associate the Kardashian and Jenners with glamor, they proved they can take the time to help out less the fortunate. Here’s why they felt compelled to do so.

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Kris Jenner is moved by charity work

People reported that on Nov. 23, 2019, Kardashian West and her family members Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Corey Gamble, Jenner’s boyfriend, helped out as well. They each handed out holiday meals to needy families. People said Robert Kardashian taught his children it is important to give back to the needy – a value that they try to embody.

Jenner was moved by the experience. On social media, She wrote “On Saturday, we held an event at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to celebrate this special week and to hand out food for Thanksgiving meals. As we head into the holiday season, it’s a reminder to be thankful for all of our blessings and I’m so grateful.” She added “It’s important to me and my family to give back.” 

Kim Kardashian West in Los Angeles | David Livingston/Getty Images

Roger Castle, chief development officer at the food bank, was grateful for the family’s help. He wrote “We genuinely appreciate the Kardashian Jenner family for providing Thanksgiving meals to more than 100 families that face food insecurity in our community.”

It is currently unclear if the family’s act of charity was recorded for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. If it was, it could certainly make for compelling television. If not, their act of kindness was still very inspiring.

Christmas with the Kardashians

According to Refinery29, this isn’t the first time the Kardashian family combined charity with holidays. They previously donated meals to a charity called Red Eye for Christmas 2016. Justin Mayo, the executive director for Red Eye, wrote “Got a Christmas call from Jenner / Kardashian Home saying they wanted to donate some food… 100 gourmet chef prepared meals for those on Skid Row [an impoverished community in Los Angeles].”

Shrek, Khloe Kardashian and Santa Claus | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Mayo was impressed by the lack of fanfare surrounding the family’s donation, saying “No publicity…Simply an amazing family loving their city. They had no clue I’d post this but I felt people should see this side of their hearts.”

These acts of kindness align with what Kardashian West said she wants to instill in her children. According to E!, she said “We definitely have open conversations with our kids all the time about the work that we do and how important it is to be sympathetic and emphatic to people and their families.”

As public figures, the Kardashians have drawn polarized responses. Some find their television shows and social media presence fascinating. Others feel they’re unjustly famous for being famous. Regardless of one’s opinions of them as entertainers, it’s certainly admirable they’re helping the underprivileged.