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Tom Brady looks to help feed the hungry during COVID-19 pandemic

With so much uncertainty in the world, this is a huge gesture from the Bucs quarterback
Credit: AP
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

TAMPA, Fla. — New Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom Brady is doing his part to help people who need a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Brady said on twitter he was partnering with private aviation company Wheels Up to raise money for Feeding America. Their initiative is to get 10 million meals to people who need them.

Feeding America has been helping families across the nation during the hunger crisis for more than 35 years. 

With students out of school and so many people out of work, this is a huge gesture from the Bucs quarterback. 

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed job cuts mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses close across the world.

You can donate and help Brady reach his goal here.

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