Chef David Chang’s ‘Millionaire’ win means huge donation to Houston charity

Celebrity Chef David Chang’s smarts have netted a huge donation for a Houston charity.
Celebrity Chef David Chang’s smarts have netted a huge donation for a Houston charity.

HOUSTON – Celebrity Chef David Chang’s smarts have netted a huge donation for a Houston charity.

Chang won the top prize on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” on Sunday and he designated Southern Smoke as his non-profit recipient.

The Houston-based organization aims to aid people in the food and beverage industry that have been affected by disasters. This year, the group has distributed nearly $4.1 million to more than 2,000 people across the country impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Southern Smoke co-founder Chris Shepherd said Chang’s donation will help hundreds of people.

If you’d like to donate to Southern Smoke, go to southernsmoke.org.


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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.