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Wu-Tang Clan just donated to a food bank in Canada with a sweet message

Wu-Tang Clan just donated to a food bank in Canada, and the message they left is so sweet.

The American hip hop group was one of several sources that gave money to the Ottawa Food Bank on Thursday, which raised a staggering $170,000 — thanks in part to Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein, who pledged to donate a loonie for every retweet of his tweet.

Wu-Tang Clan wrote, "We got you @AdamMiron @OttawaFoodbank. Just made a donation ourselves. Appreciate Canada holding us down all these years."

The Ottawa Food Bank took to Twitter on Friday to thank the group for their donation, writing, "Yesterday evening, we were blessed to have received a donation from @WuTangClan."

The food bank then shared the group's touching message.

"Food is a basic necessity of life, and no one should be without it," member RZA wrote. "But in these unfortunate times many families are finding themselves without access to proper nutrition."

"We lent a helping hand because Wu-Tang's goal is to always see a better tomorrow, whether it's through our music, or actions."

Although Wu-Tang Clan hails from New York, the group has ties to Canada; they  performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest last summer, and the group's former manager and "muse" Sophia Chang is Canadian.

Speaking to CTV news, Food Bank Communications Manager Samantha Ingram says that the $170,000 raised will provide a week's worth of meals for Ottawa residents in need.

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Matt Forsythe

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