Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, are doing their part to help local first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They have created $5,000 credits at four restaurants close to hospitals in order to provide food for hospital personnel and first responders.
“We’re going to take some heat off them and put some meals on us,” Stafford said. “It’s our way to say, ‘We appreciate you,’ and fuel them up for the fight. We’re just trying to inject some cash [in small business] and have those people staying safe.”
Along with free meals for hospital workers, the Staffords also announced a $100,000 commitment to help fund Forgotten Harvest, who provides food to charities six days a week, and the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s efforts to provide immediate relief to students impacted by the crisis.
“Obviously, Kelly and I feel really blessed to be in the situation we’re in,” Stafford said. “Some of that comes with respect to the people who are in your community and have been having a hard go of it. This virus is affecting all people, and people in all areas. We’re trying to help out what is home to us, and what’s been home to us for 12 years.”