Prince Harry has quietly volunteered for a charity for veterans
Moving to California gave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the freedom to volunteer quietly on their own terms, avoiding the throngs of photographers that accompanied each of their UK outings. In fact, Harry and Meghan have so mastered the art of private volunteering that their efforts have often hit the media long after the fact, as was the case when Harry volunteered with a veterans’ charity in Compton, in southern Los Angeles County, last week.
The Walker Family Events Foundation, which provides support to veterans and their families facing or experiencing homelessness amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shared two photos of Harry volunteering with the Compton Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) last week, helping to pack and deliver food to locals in need. “Today I had the honor of meeting and working alongside Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,” a caption read. “He joined us to volunteer at Compton VFW for the Operation Nourish program packing and distributing food to our neighbors in #Compton. He is very humble and kind.”
The Duke of Sussex wears a khaki polo shirt and matching baseball cap in the photos, along with blue straight cut jeans and New Balance trainers. In one photo, he stands outside near a trestle table covered in plastic bags, presumably full of food the royal helped pack.
This is not the first time the Sussexes have helped distribute food and other items to those in need. In April, Harry and Meghan delivered meals on behalf of Project Angel Food, a charity in Los Angeles that provides meals to those seriously ill with AIDS and other health conditions. In August, meanwhile, they worked at a drive-thru distribution center run by children’s charity Baby2Baby, distributing school supplies, food, clothing and hygiene products to local students and their families. families.