Robin Williams' Endearing Food Tradition Even Fans Don't Know

Late actor and comedian Robin Williams was someone who didn't mind going out of his way to help others whenever he could. According to The Los Angeles Times, he was associated with several charitable groups including but not limited to the Livestrong Foundation, Comic Relief, St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The founder of Comic Relief, Bob Zmuda, said of the comedy icon, "Robin came from a family with money — he was brought up with a silver spoon in his mouth, and I think he felt so blessed that he wanted to do something for people who weren't brought up like that."

Per USA Today, the actor's charity work included a heartwarming cause: he wanted to ensure that no one would stay hungry under his watch and did everything he could to combat hunger on a larger scale. In fact, the actor did something incredible for years in a bid to help the underprivileged.

Robin Williams got involved with a food bank

According to KING 5 News, Robin Williams was determined to organize funds for those who needed them the most. This involved generating large amounts of money for the West Seattle Food Bank through his performances from 2004 to 2008. The organization's executive director couldn't believe how hard Williams worked for the cause. In fact, the actor once organized a comedy show at a nightclub in Seattle and promptly sent all his earnings to the food bank without a second thought. The executive director, Fran Yeatts, said, "I was just astounded [by Williams' gesture.]"

Williams did this more than once and managed to collect a hefty sum for the food bank: somewhere around $50,000. Per USA Today, many volunteers at the organization were inspired by Williams' generosity. Yeatts remarked, "Robin Williams is the type of person who really understands there are a lot of people who are really, really struggling."