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Drew Brees Donating $5 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Louisiana

Drew Brees announced on Instagram that he and his wife Brittany will donate $5 million to Louisiana in 2020 to help deliver meals to people across the state.

"After considerable research and conversations with local organizations, we will be mobilizing our prepare and deliver over 10,000 meals per day throughout Louisiana for as long as it takes to [help] children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need," Brees said. "Let's all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together."

Brees will partner with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr.

The Saints quarterback joins a large group of NFL players and teams who are donating money to help with COVID-19 relief efforts in their communities. Other quarterbacks like the Rams' Jared Goff and the Seahawks' Russell Wilson have also pledged to help local food banks, while Falcons owner Arthur Blank will donate $5.4 million to coronavirus relief efforts in Georgia and Montana through his foundation.

More from Saints News Network: The Brees family has always been generous to the New Orleans community and Gulf Coast region. With the coronavirus starting to ravage Orleans Parish, it isn't surprising he and Brittany decided to make this financial commitment to the many residents in Louisiana affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Committing to 10,000 meals per day is a meaningful gesture in this difficult time.