GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers teamed up with Postmates this Thanksgiving to give back to the Green Bay community.
Postmates announced the partnership with the NFL on Tuesday in an effort to provide meals in 30 cities across the country. The meals donated will represent all 32 NFL teams during the 2020-21 season.
Rodgers made a Postmates delivery from Nectar to staff and patients at the HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay. In a video greeting, Rodgers spoke of his appreciation for hospital staff.
“Just want to send a big thank you…You are amazing people and what you’re doing for this city, taking care of our kids is so important and so appreciated,” he said.
Rodgers also made a donation to Paul’s Pantry to go toward their Thanksgiving meal distribution for over 1,400 families. He also sent some merchandise to pantry volunteers, according to a news release.
Feeding America reports that food insecurity affects one in every six people, including one in ever four children. Postmates SVP of Marketing and Communications Eric Edge explained that through their partnership with the NFL, they are able to make a difference in many communities.
“By partnering with NFL players and teams, we’ve been able to give back to front line workers as well as shine a light on food insecurity while highlighting ways to help our local communities,” said Edge.
NFL great Jerry Rice has also partnered up with the company to give back to the San Francisco community.
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