FOXBORO (CBS) — The New England Patriots are helping those in need during the coronavirus crisis. The Kraft family and Gillette Stadium are donating more than $100,000 in goods to local food pantries and homeless shelters.
Workers wore masks as they loaded food into trucks in Foxboro on Wednesday. The stadium has been quiet as the New England Revolution’s season is on hold due to the pandemic.READ MORE: Rain Returns, Heavy Tuesday With Threat Of Flooding And Damaging Winds
“All the food that was in our refrigeration that had a short shelf life, we wanted to make sure that it would not go to waste,” Patriots spokeswoman Donna Spigarolo said.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The Kraft family, Patriots and Revolution are also teaming up with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation to provide 1 million meals to veterans in need.MORE NEWS: Bob Neumeier, Longtime Sportscaster In Boston And At WBZ-TV, Dies At 70