Michael Jackson's son Prince says his father would be proud of his charity work amid the coronavirus crisis
Michael Jackson's son Prince recently revealed his father would be ‘proud’ of his charity works amid the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the 23-year-old opened up on how he is doing his bit amid the pandemic, and the charitable spirit instilled in him by his legend father.
“I would like to think that [my dad would be] be very proud because I think this was one of his main goals -- not only to spread his message of positivity and happiness but to see it enacted in his kids. As a father, I think that's what you want to do when you raise kids. You're preparing them for the world and the type of person they're going to be,” the first child of the late pop star shared.
He continued while talking to ET's Keltie Knight: “I'm very grateful that I have this feeling that it's this collaborative ecosystem -- we all need to help each other -- and that came from the way that he raised us. I was very fortunate to have him as a father. I had a lot of unique experiences growing up, and what I'm trying to do with my platform and the non-profit or the charity organization is to share those experiences."
Earlier this month, Prince announced his charity organization’s, Heal Los Angeles, partnership with meal delivery service Fresh N’ Neal to give meals to those in need amid the crisis. The organization’s goal is to end child abuse, homelessness, and hunger.
Announcing the partnership on his Instagram page, he wrote: “I’m super excited about our new partnership with @freshnlean and the @heallosangelesfdn. Not only are they helping us bring much-needed food to underserved communities but they are made with organic ingredients, plated with nutrition in mind and delivered fresh. I can’t wait to show you all the great things we can bring to LA when we work together.”
During the ET interview, Prince explained: “In this time with the quarantine and everything surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there's a shortage of food. And when there's a shortage of food, there's a shortage of food being donated to local food banks, and when that's happening there's a lot of people who don't have access to food in general.”
He added: “What's great about Fresh N Lean is that they're committed to serving their communities in the best way possible, and they provide organic, freshly-made meals that are pretty easy and ready to make. It was just a really good fit, and we're lucky to be able to collaborate together.
[It's] cool to see that we're starting to make an impact in our local communities," he shared. "We're starting to build those relationships and having those people kinda come back to us and hopefully start to build that trust.”
In the same interview, Prince revealed that the Jackson family is doing fine during the crisis. He said that he is in constant touch with his sister Paris and brother Bigi. Prince shared that he is also offering support to his grandmother, Katherine Jackson, though from a distance, as she is more vulnerable to the coronavirus due to her old age.