Tampa Bay Lightning players will donate 500,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay

“We're going to get through this, like I said before,” added Stamkos, “as one team.”

Tampa Bay Lightning players will donate 500,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkosv says the team will donate a half million meals in an effort to help provide relief to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bolts center made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday afternoon, stating that the team is pledging to donate 500,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay food bank

“That's going to help out a lot of people during this time,” said  Stamkos. “There's kids that go to school that depend on those meals that obviously don't have a chance to be in school right now. There's a lot of elderly people that can't go out into the community right now. There's a lot of families that have been economically hit hard during these times and they count on these meals, as well.” 

Stamkos also mentioned that the team will be setting up a fund to help the part-time employees at Amalie Arena that have been laid off. “Those people do so much for us as athletes,” said Stamkos. “We're so fortunate to be able to work with them every day, and it was important to us that we did something that can help them during this time.

In the video, the six-time All-Star also encouraged others to donate to Feeding Tampa Bay if they can by going to their website. “We're going to get through this, like I said before,” added Stamkos “as one team.” 

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