As part of a $5 million donation made in March by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, to aid coronavirus relief, a new food bank is set to open in Lafayette, Louisiana.
According to TMZ Sports, Brees released the following statement regarding the food bank:
"With many of our donations through the COVID-19 crisis we have been able to establish facilities and programs that will last far beyond the existing need. We are excited to announce a new Second Harvest Food Bank kitchen in partnership with Catholic Charities of Acadiana in Lafayette, that will allow us to produce 15,800 meals per week for children, families, and seniors in need, as well as the homeless throughout southwest Louisiana!"
Per TMZ, Brees said in March that he planned to work with multiple organizations "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."
The 41-year-old Brees has been involved in many charitable endeavors since joining the Saints in 2006 after beginning his career with the San Diego Chargers.