Drew Brees was already a legend in the state of Louisiana for his play on the field with the Saints, not to mention his charitable work off the gridiron, but the New Orleans quarterback just took his philanthropy to a new level this week.

Following the coronavirus pandemic in Louisiana and around the world, the NFL quarterback announced on Thursday that he and his family are committed to donating $5 million to help the state during this time of need.

The main goal of the donation from the Brees family centers on helping to feed children and the elderly during this crisis.

Here’s the message Brees posted on his Instagram account:

“Brittany and I are committing $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in 2020. The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time.
After considerable research and conversations with local organizations, we will be mobilizing our partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr to prepare and deliver over 10,000 meals per day throughout Louisiana for as long as it takes to children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need. Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together.”

During these troubling times, it simply doesn’t get much better than that. Brees and his family deserve all the praise they can get following this gesture.