Drew Brees pledged $ 5 million to the state of Louisiana in 2020 to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Brees plans to deliver 10,000 meals a day as part of its contribution to the state’s plight.
“The priority now is to help our communities get through this tough time,” Brees said in an Instagram post Thursday morning. “After extensive research and discussions with local organizations, we will mobilize our partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr to prepare and prepare over 10,000 meals a day across Louisiana Deliver As long as it’s about children participating in meal programs, seniors and families in need. Let us all do our part, keep hope and get through this together. “
The 41-year-old Brees signed a $ 50 million two-year deal earlier this month to return to the Saints.
He has been in New Orleans since 2006, after five seasons – four as a starter – with the then San Diego Chargers and did not arrive in Louisiana long after Hurricane Katrina.
Brees, who was responsible for philanthropy while on the team, donated $ 1 million for Hurricane Sandy’s recovery efforts and donated $ 250,000 to help build a school in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.
“It’s the beacon of hope mentality,” said Brees at the time. “You go to an area that otherwise had no hope and change it. There was not only hope in you, but lets everyone else around him know what is possible.”
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