Tom Brady is just full of big surprises lately. First, the NFL player with the most rings in Super Bowl history announced that he was going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots. Now, Tom Brady is stepping up in a huge way to help with coronavirus relief efforts by partnering with a private airline to donate ten million meals to the national food bank network Feeding America.
Tom Brady Announces Major Donation
Earlier this week, the superstar QB put his heart into action by funding a huge initiative to help Americans in need.
“Proud to partner with @WheelsUp for their #MealsUp Initiative to supply 10 million meals to @FeedingAmerica,” Brady tweeted this week.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 2, 2020 
Feeding America quickly responded to Brady by tweeting, “Such an amazing gift! Thank you, Tom, for helping us get much-needed meals to our neighbors during this uncertain time.”
Such an amazing gift! Thank you, Tom, for helping us get much-needed meals to our neighbors during this uncertain time. 🧡
— Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) April 2, 2020 
The legendary QB’s donation equates to a $1 million contribution to Feeding America.
Last month, the 42-year-old California native posted an Instagram video  with COVID-19-related tips.
Hey guys, I hope you’re staying safe and healthy out there. Just wanted to share with you some of the tips that we at TB12 put together. We’re in a tough moment, but I know we can overcome it. Just taking some of these small steps can really make a huge difference in your life. They have in mine. I try and live by them everyday, and not just in moments in crisis, but we have one body. We’re going to do the best we can to take care of it. I am with you guys. You have my support and I know we’re going to get through this together.
Russell Wilson And Ciara Donate AS Well
Brady isn’t the only NFL star teaming up with Wheels Up for this initiative. Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara have pledged to do so as well.
“Humbled for @Ciara & I to partner with @WheelsUp on the ‘Meals Up’ Initiative in pledging 10 Million Meals to @FeedingAmerica,” Wilson tweeted.
Humbled for @Ciara  & I to partner with @WheelsUp  on the “Meals Up” Initiative in pledging 10 Million Meals to @FeedingAmerica .
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾https://t.co/BPR7H60Bx7  pic.twitter.com/YQORNahQcZ 
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 31, 2020 
“The reality is that a lot of people are facing tough, tough times right now, and we’re all facing it in different ways,” Wilson said after announcing his donation, according to ABC News .
“There is going to be people let go of their jobs. I think about the young kids across the country that may not have a mom or a dad, or their family situation may not be the best financially, and they’re going to be looking for food.”
We Applaud These Celebrities For Stepping Up
We applaud Brady and Wilson for using their platform and finances to help others through this crises.
In trying times like these, it’s hard to find things to smile about. So it really warms the heart to see celebrities who have the means to stepping up to help those in need!
Right now, it’s important to remember we are all in this together and so let’s all help each other through this.