It may seem like it happened decades ago, but it was more like three months ago when New Orleans Saints strategist Drew Brees has pledged $ 5 million for the relief of coronaviruses in Louisiana. Now, Brees has consulted his official Instagram account to announce one of the results of this funding: a new second Harvest food bank located in Lafayette, Louisiana.
In the publication, Brees alludes to the fact that food banks are a necessary part of life even when there is no pandemic:
“Thanks to many of our donations in the COVID crisis, we have been able to set up facilities and programs that will last far beyond current needs. We are delighted to announce a new kitchen from the second bank Harvest food in partnership with the Catholic Charities of Acadiana in Lafayette, LA which will allow us to produce 15,800 meals per week for children, families and the elderly in need, as well as the homeless in southwestern Louisiana! “
Drew, along with his wife Brittany Brees, announced a $ 5 million donation to the state of Louisiana in March, and in this announcement, the second food bank was indeed one of the organizations cited as one of the partners of their foundation:
“After considerable research and conversation 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 deliver more than 10,000 meals a day in all of Louisiana long it takes kids on meal programs, seniors, and families in need. “
This recently opened kitchen is likely to be part of this effort and hopefully will remain open and operational as long as it needs it and people in the area need food.
In total, the Brees Dream Foundation has contributed $ 35 million and has counted for various causes around the world since its creation in 2003.