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Foot Locker Partners With Foodbeast to Deliver 500 Meals to 100% COVID-19 Hospital

Last week, Foodbeast teamed up with Foot Locker LA and HiFi Kitchen, a local Filipino restaurant to announce a delivery of 500 meals to the Los Angeles Surge Hospital over the span of two weeks.

The hospital, which sprang up in the formerly closed St. Vincent Medical Center, has become one of Los Angeles’ treatment epicenters, as it remains a 100% COVID-19 facility.

The meals look to alleviate the ever busy essential staff, whose shifts have left them with little time to eat any substantial meal, according to sources on the ground at the hospital. Options looked to account for any dietary restrictions as well, with workers choosin from Chicken Adobo, pescatarian La’Ing, or vegetarian La’Ing rice bowls.

In addition, Melissa’s Produce will be donating fresh produce to the hospital’s staff weekly for the next eight weeks, so as to make eating healthy ever convenient.

Austin, TX-based distillery Garrison Brothers contributed to the cause as well, donating 200 6oz bottles of their housemade hand sanitizer, which has become one of the city’s rarest commodities.

“Just to be able to give back in some way and show our appreciation for these literal heroes putting their well-being on the line to care for the health of others is special. Let’s all go show love to medical, essential, and front line workers, and give them their roses while they can smell them.” said Reach Guinto, Foodbeast managing editor, who helped deliver the first batch of 250 meals last Friday.

The next round of meals will be delivered Friday, May 8. Stay tuned to Foodbeast for updates, as well as any news regarding food related pandemic relief.

Created in partnership with Foot Locker LA.

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Deshaun Watson Gifts Cafeteria Ladies His Entire First NFL Paycheck

If you can remember your very first paycheck, you probably remember the joy of finally being able to buy something with the money you earned.

Deshaun Watson, rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans, was probably just as excited to earn his first NFL paycheck. Yet instead of going on a shopping spree, Watson donated his check to three Hurricane Harvey victims who worked in the Texans’ cafeteria.

The Houston Texans posted a video to Twitter, showing Watson holding a series of envelopes, walking into the cafeteria, and surprising the three women.

“For what y’all do to us every day and never complain, I really appreciate y’all,” Watson said to the women in the video. “I wanted to give my first game check to y’all, to help y’all out in some type of way.”

As tears streamed down the faces of the cafeteria workers, they were visibly overwhelmed and thankful for Watson’s gift.

According to ESPN, Watson is making a base salary of $465,000 this season, which means his first game check was worth $27,353. Presumably split three ways, each woman was gifted about $9,117.

Watson seems to have a giving heart, likely sparked by his family receiving a house built by Habitat for Humanity back in 2006, a gift that was part of former NFL player Warrick Dunn’s foundation. Watson even paid it forward, helping build a home with Habitat for Humanity last year, and saying:

“Thanks everyone for this opportunity for us to be able to come out here and help a family out, just like myself and my story with me and my mom. Having an opportunity to move out of the government homes and into a Habitat house, to be able to start a foundation for our family, being able to achieve my dreams and goals in my life.”

It’s nice to hear of athletes who make a difference in people’s lives, and this probably won’t be the last time we hear about Watson’s good deeds. It’s one thing to donate even a portion of your pay check, but it’s another to donate the whole thing. Those cafeteria workers lives will forever be changed, and thanks to Watson, the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey won’t keep these families down for too much longer.

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Chick-fil-A Was Actually Open On Sunday And They Did A Beautiful Thing


Chick-fil-A opened on a Sunday.

The recent shooting in an Orlando nightclub shocked the country early Sunday morning as a man claimed the lives of 49 people and injured more than 50. The chicken sandwich chain spent an entire day making sandwiches and sending them straight to the OneBlood donation center.

OneBlood is the center taking blood donations to help the victims of the tragic shooting. Workers at the restaurant loaded vehicles filled with Chick-fil-A menu items and drove down to the centers to hand them out to those waiting in line as well law enforcement around the area.

We always talked about what would be big enough to make Chick-fil-A open on a Sunday. This was a for a great reason.