The Weeknd Gives Free Meals from Black-Owned Restaurant to Healthcare Workers

the weeknd gifts free meals to healthcare workers

  • The Weeknd celebrated the start of Black History Month and honored healthcare workers by teaming up with Postmates to gift them free meals.
  • The meals were made by a popular Black-owned restaurant in Tampa Bay, Mama’s Southern Soul Food.
  • The singer will also headline the halftime show of Sunday’s Super Bowl LV.

To celebrate the start of Black History Month, The Weeknd helped promote Black-owned businesses while giving back to healthcare workers.

   

With the help of delivery company Postmates, the Grammy Award-winning artist gifted 150 free meals to healthcare workers at the AdventHealth Carrollwood hospital in Florida.

The meals were prepared by Tampa Bay’s Mama’s Southern Soul Food, a well-known Black-owned restaurant.

Postmates announced on Twitter on Monday, “It’s the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth and we’re kicking it off with @theweeknd and a surprise in Tampa Bay.”

   

Postmates added that customers can now join in the celebration “by ordering from a Black-owned restaurant.” You can do so by selecting “The Weeknd’s Highlights” menu in the Postmates app.

The Weeknd will star in the Super Bowl’s Pepsi Halftime Show on Sunday at the city’s Raymond James Stadium.

Around 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers in Florida will be selected by NFL clubs and given free tickets, announced NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. An in-person TikTok Tailgate hosted by Miley Cyrus will feature special NFL guests, musical performances, and cooking segments, among other fun activities.

Goodell stated, “These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude. We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes.”

“This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings,” he continued.

Pepsi has since released a second Super Bowl commercial entitled “The Walk,” starring The Weeknd. The first commercial, “Get Ready,” featured his hit song “Blinding Lights.”

 

Source: People


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