New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are stepping up to help their larger community survive the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Brees announced on his Instagram account on Thursday that he and Brittany will be committing a whopping $5 million for coronavirus hunger relief in the entire state of Louisiana.
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Brittany and I are committing $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in 2020. The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time. After considerable research and conversations with local organizations, we will be mobilizing our partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr to prepare and deliver over 10,000 meals per day throughout Louisiana for as long as it takes to children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need. Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together.
In the post, Brees said that they’re partnering with several restaurants, a food bank, a local non-profit health system, and a Louisiana-based food delivery service to provide 10,000 meals a day for those in need. And they plan to do it “for as long as it takes.”
Louisiana is believed to be the next major COVID-19 hotspot in the US. Positive tests are rapidly rising, going from 100 to over 1,000 in the span of a week. The state and numerous cities have enacted restrictions to keep people in their homes, so Drew and Brittany’s extremely generous donation will be immediately felt by Louisiana residents in need of help.