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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, Tom Brady, and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, donated 750,000 meals to people in Tampa, Florida to help relief efforts during the COVID-1
Feeding Tampa Bay announced the donation on Wednesday:
Feed Tampa Bay @FeedingTampaBay
We welcome @TomBrady, @giseleofficial and their family to our community and thank them as #StandwithFTB by providing 750,000 meals to support our children, families, and seniors in the 10 county region in which we operate.
RT to thank the Brady family! https://t.co/nc2KlkqqCP
The nonprofit organization distributes food in 10 counties in West Central Florida.
According to the State Department of Florida officials have confirmed 15,456 COVID-19 cases across the state. Hillsborough County, where Tampa is the seat and most populous city, has seen 610 positive cases and seven deaths related to the coronavirus.
The Tampa Bay Times‘Christopher O’Donnell reported on April 1 that Feeding Tampa Bay plans to deliver 8,000 meals to seniors who were unable to leave their homes during the pandemic.
“”We clearly know that there is a constant need among the elderly, “said Matt Spence, the group’s chief program officer.”As soon as the information about the corona virus became known, we found that seniors can isolate themselves and limit their own options. We therefore felt that we had to intervene as soon as possible. “
Brady announced On April 2, he was also a partner the private air carrier Wheels Up delivers 10 million meals through Feeding America.