Mississauga superhero star Simu Liu surprises gala with $100,000 donation to Feeding America

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Published November 10, 2022 at 6:39 pm

Mississauga’s mighty Marvel superstar, Simu Liu, surprised a star-studded gala for BoxLunch with a $100,000 donation to Feeding America.

BoxLunch is a pop culture retailer founded seven years ago by Hot Topic. In its efforts to reduce hunger across the United States, the company donates a meal to a person in need for every $10 customers spend.

Since its founding, BoxLunch says it has donated 150 million such meals to Feeding America.

The company announced a star-studded gala in Los Angeles to recognize its partners and organizations who work to alleviate hunger. Liu was tapped to serve as BoxLunch’s holiday giving ambassador and present an award to the City Market Social House, an event venue in LA.

The gala also recognized the efforts of Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and St. Francis Center Los Angeles.

Liu was one of many stars at the gala which also saw appearances from John Stamos (Full House), Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2), Xochitl Gomez (Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness), Sam Richardson (Veep) and many more.

When Liu came on stage to present a $100,000 donation from BoxLunch to Feeding America, he decided that he’d match the donation with another $100,000 of his own money.

As first reported by Collider, Liu took to the stage and to present the donation and asked “What’s bigger than $100,000? I mean a lot. Let’s just say for the sake of argument…$200,000. But where would this money come from, oh wait, there was some sort of ambassador for giving whose job it was to facilitate that.”

“Oh right, no, that’s me,” he said. “Since it is the BoxLunch holiday gala, I’ve decided to match it.”

Liu has called Mississauga home since he was five years old. After numerous smaller roles he came to Canadian prominence as Jung Kim in the hit CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience.

He went on to garner international success in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as the titular martial arts centred hero. He’s set to reprise the role in sequels and Avengers crossover films in the coming years, but will next be seen as one of several Kens in Barbie.

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