02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Heather Mills Gives $1 Million Of Vegan Food To Bronx Kids: VIDEO

Former model and former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills doled out $1 million worth of vegan food to underprivileged children in the Bronx. Though it happened a few months ago, Mills made an appearance on the Today Show... today, talking about it briefly.

According to John Lauinger and Carrie Melago of The Daily News,

The former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant dismissed the notion that her efforts were an attempt to rebuild her image after the nasty divorce with the former Beatle. "I've been involved in helping men, women and children for 20 years," she said.

While Mills is getting battered in the press, she received a warm welcome at the Hunts Point Riverside Park. Most children gathered around barbecue pits filled with soy burgers and soy dogs didn't even know who she was. Tiana Cora, 13, knew only that the Beatles were singers and wasn't interested in Mills' personal drama. "She wants to help us," Tiana said. Tammy Tadua, 37, was thrilled that someone was introducing healthy food options into the area, among the poorest congressional districts in the country. "We need more people like her around here," Tadua said.