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Lizzo donates lunches to Glendale hospital staff battling the coronavirus

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Singer-songwriter Lizzo sent 70 boxed lunches to the emergency room staff at Adventist Health Glendale on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Grammy winner has donated food to hospital workers across the country in appreciation of their efforts on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Hitmaker Lizzo treated the emergency room team at Adventist Health Glendale to lunch on Wednesday, as part of a wider effort to show her appreciation for medical staffers battling the coronavirus crisis on the front lines.

Amid the pandemic, the “Good As Hell” singer has donated lunches to medical workers across the country, from Scripps La Jolla in San Diego to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where the 31-year-old Grammy winner hails from.

The staff at Adventist Health Glendale found out yesterday they would also be getting a delicious surprise from the singer-rapper.

In a personalized video, Lizzo said the food represented a token of her appreciation for those working in difficult conditions.

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“You guys are doing so, so much for us, working overtime and working through these hard times,” Lizzo said in the video.

“I just wanted to let you know that you are loved, appreciated, and I hope that you guys have an incredible day,” she told the staff in the video.

“We’re very blessed to have this donation. We’re very thankful for her generosity,” hospital spokeswoman Alicia Gonzalez said.

Adventist Health Glendale workers thank Lizzo
Adventist Health Glendale hospital staff workers thank Lizzo for her donation.
(Courtesy of Adventist Health )

About 70 boxed lunches were donated to the local Adventist Health staff, Gonzalez said.

Glendale has 86 confirmed cases of the virus that causes COVID-19, placing the city’s count among the highest in Los Angeles County. One Glendale resident has died from the virus.

In a video montage posted on Instagram on Monday, Lizzo said she wanted to support hospital workers with lunches.

“And it went like” she says-sings in the post, cutting to images of hospital workers across the country receiving the donations and expressing their gratitude.

Those interested in donating to the effort, can visit covid19responsefund.org.

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