Lizzo is ensuring that workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic have the fuel they need to work long, unforgiving shifts—the pop star has been sending massive lunch orders to feed ER workers during this time of crisis.
On Monday, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit posted a tweet thanking Lizzo for feeding its staff, along with a video message sent to the staff by Lizzo herself.
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for all that you’re doing during this pandemic,” Lizzo said in the video sent to Henry Ford Hospital. “It’s definitely not easy and you guys are putting yourselves on the front line so because of that, I wanted to treat y’all to a meal.”
Followed by Henry Ford Hospital, M Health Fairview in Minneapolis received a bounty of food from Lizzo.
Monday, Lizzo sent lunch to staff at Atlanta’s Grady Hospital. Dr. Matt Wheatley, Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Grady, shared a picture of the order slip to Instagram, with a note reading: “THIS IS FROM LIZZO.”
Thanks @lizzobeeating for your generous gift to the Grady ED!
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“It’s acts of kindness like this that will help get healthcare workers through this time,” Wheatley tells Paste. “At first, I wasn’t sure it was her, then she sent a video.”
The singer sent “Jason’s Deli boxes. For all staff, nurses, Docs, techs, environmental services. I didn’t see how many boxes, but it’s a lot of employees.”
Lizzo openly shared her recent endeavor in a video she posted to her Instagram. “We wanted to send lunch to hospitals across the country,” the video stated. It then incorporates stock images of ER workers along with personal thank-yous from ER staffers who received lunches from Lizzo.
S/O to our heroes https://covid19responsefund.org/ to donate, if you can
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The Instagram post also includes a link for those who would like to donate to the COVID-19 Response Fund.
Check out Lizzo’s 2016 Daytrotter session below.