The Detroit Lions are continuing to try and help out the local community in the wake of the current global coronavirus crisis. Previously, they’ve aided in the production of medical equipment, helped fund local food banks for needy Detroiters, and even competed with the Packers to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief. Now they’re taking their efforts to the front lines.
On Monday, April 13, the Detroit Lions will be providing five food trucks to Henry Ford Health System employees to offer free meals to the healthcare workers risking their own health to keep us healthy and safe.
“I have incredible respect for the men and women in our medical community working tirelessly to help those currently fighting COVID-19,” Lions head coach Matt Patricia said via a statement. “The sacrifice they’re making is truly heroic. Thank you to the multiple restaurants and local food trucks who are partnering with us to provide meals to the amazing staff at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. I think about the doctors, nurses, and support staff at all of our local hospitals every day and I commend them for their relentless pursuit to help those most in need.”
The food trucks— Stix and Stone pizza, Delectabowl, Brass Kitchen, Big Boy and The Mean Weenie, per the Detroit Free press—will be on the Henry Ford hospital campus in Detroit from 11 a.m. ET to 1 p.m.
If you’re on the first lines, please treat yourself to a free meal Monday, and thank you for all of the selfless work over the past month (and well before that, too).