Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our healthcare workers have been tirelessly working on the frontlines to keep people alive and healthy. Many people have been doing their part to support them in any way they can – from staying home to making donations. However, actor Danny Trejo, is doing his bit by donating hundreds of hot meals to those healthcare workers on-site at hospitals.
The 75-year-old Trejo is also the owner of the restaurant chain Trejo’s Tacos. Because of this, he was able to donate dozens of bowls of chicken, steak Asada, carnitas, and other delicious meals.
Footage of dozens of volunteers working for the Trejo’s Tacos operation was captured on camera as they unloaded and distributed the meals to the hospital staff woken at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Los Angeles.
— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) April 15, 2020
Trejo, seen in the video wearing a fitted mask and latex gloves, said, “Right now I’m at Verdugo Hills Hospital, I’m sitting with the real angels of Los Angeles right now… All the people that are really on the front lines. We’re just here…bringing some food, but really, they’re the ones saving lives.”
One hospital staff member said of Trejo’s good deed, “He’s always been there supporting the community, and he’s doing it again.”
That same staff member later added that the food was just what was needed to boost morale, as it got everyone “excited again…to keep fighting on.”
Throughout the pandemic, Trejo has been busy giving back to the community of the Los Angeles area by using each of his three Trejo’s Tacos restaurant locations.
As Trejo stated in his video, his five different restaurant locations have all been busy donating meals to hospital workers, “so it’s everybody helping everybody,” he explained.
His Colony location restaurant in Santa Monica has also partnered with Help Feed the Frontline Fighting COVID-19 LA in an effort to keep the healthcare workers of the crisis well-fed.
Colony has the intent to do what it can to keep “local Los Angeles restaurants open during this unprecedented crisis.” Additionally, they’re accepting donations through OrderColony.com.
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