Buccaneers donating five million meals to Tampa Bay to combat COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the United States at an alarming clip, the NFL community has stepped up big time in response.

That now includes the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers donating a whopping five million meals to those in need in the local community, the team announced on Tuesday.

“During these difficult and uncertain times, it is critical that we come together to assist those who have been most impacted by this crisis,” Buccaneers Co-Owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, via the team’s official website. “Our family is extremely grateful for the great work being done to ensure that meals are available throughout our communities. It is our hope that these 5 million meals will assist Feeding Tampa Bay in continuing to provide these essential resources and services that are so vital to so many.”

The organization will also repurpose a mobile eyecare clinic to assist Feeding Tampa Bay deliver the meals.

As we have seen since this pandemic started to spread across the United States, vulnerable populations have been among those most impacted. That includes the African-American community and those on the bottom end of the socioeconomic ladder.

Good stuff from the Bucs here.