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Matthew and Kelly Stafford Help First Responders Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Matthew and Kelly Stafford to pay up to $5,000 worth of meals for first responders to COVID-19 pandemic

Matthew and Kelly Stafford are no strangers to helping the metro Detroit community. 

The general manager of the Royal Oak-based Wahlburgers was contacted by Kelly Stafford. Stafford told the restaurant that Matthew and her wanted to cover the cost of meals for first responders to the coronavirus crisis.

According to Local 4 News, "The couple said they will cover up to $5,000 in orders made by first responders, including doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic."

Stafford -- Detroit's longtime franchise quarterback -- has been a supporter of S.A.Y. Detroit, a charity that assists those in need of shelter, medical care and food. 

Stafford also works with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to address childhood obesity. He's become known for promoting the importance of consistently remaining active and eating healthy.

When Stafford was nominated in 2018 for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, he released a statement expressing what giving back to the Detroit community has meant to him. 

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Per Stafford, "When I think back on the things that we have done as a family, I feel proud of what we have accomplished in the community here. Detroit is a place that needs love, attention and help, and I feel blessed that I got drafted here to a place that needed that. It’s been an eye-opening experience for me and a great opportunity to make changes in people’s lives. It is a great honor and something that is extremely humbling.”

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