PFL Partners With NYC Food Bank To Provide Meals For Those In Need
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Professional Fighters League is doing its part to make a difference.
In a release, it was announced that the PFL will be teaming up with Food Bank For New York City. The goal is to provide 25,000 meals to New Yorkers who have been affected by the virus. Additionally, the PFL will be producing a public service announcement for Food Bank in its quest to raise awareness. Current PFL Champion Kayla Harrison and Rory MacDonald are just some of several fighters who will be involved in the process.
“Our thoughts are with all those impacted by COVID-19, and the heroes out in the front lines attacking this pandemic,” PFL CEO Peter Murray stated. “We want to do our part to show that the PFL family is in their corner and they aren’t alone in this fight.
“I am a lifelong New Yorker, our PFL headquarters are in Manhattan and we’ve received tremendous support at our championship events hosted at Madison Square Garden. This is our home, and together, we can make a difference, provide some comfort, and make sure New Yorkers don’t go hungry.”
We are partnering with NYC’s largest hunger-relief organization, @FoodBank4NYC.
Every $1 provides 5 meals – Donate today and join us in the fight for hunger relief. We're in this together, this is #OurFight!
— PFL MMA (@ProFightLeague) May 7, 2020
The Food Bank For New York City has been around for 35 years. Its goal is to end food poverty in the five boroughs. It is the city’s largest hunger relief organization.
It is in New York City where the PFL finals have normally taken place. The PFL had to cancel its 2020 season due to the coronavirus. It has committed a monthly cash stipend to support fighters and their families. The payments will be $1,000 and will start in July.