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Danny Trejo Has Been Handing Out Food To Health Workers

Danny Trejo Has Been Handing Out Food To Health Workers

Danny Trejo has been visiting hospitals to donate food to frontline health workers.

The film star brought the team down from his restaurant chain Trejo's Tacos to drop off meals for staff at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Los Angeles.

The kind gesture was organised by Colony Cooks, which delivers food from a range of restaurants in the city.

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Trejo's Tacos was among a host of eateries that took time out of their regular shifts to donate food as part of an initiative to keep frontline workers going during the pandemic.

The 75-year-old posted a video from his visit, which shows staff putting together boxes of food filled with chicken, steak, rice, and brisket, ready to be handed out.

In the clip, he says: "Right now, I'm in Verdugo Hills Hospital, I'm with the real angels of Los Angeles right now. All the people who are really on the frontline. We can do our part, bring some food, but really they're the ones that are saving lives."

A spokesperson for the hospital thanked Danny and the other restaurants who donated their time and food.

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"Enjoyed meeting Danny Trejo today who helps organise #helpfeedthefrontlinesfightingcovid in Los Angeles," they said.

"The restaurants donated food for employees today. The delivery service is called Colony. Thank you to Canters Fairfax, Trejo's Tacos , New York Chicken Gyro, Main Chick and Jack Fruit Cafe order Colony! @colony_cooks #helpfeedthefrontlinefightingcovid @canters_deli @trejostacos @newyorkgyro_ @eatmainchick @jackfruitcafe @docdorian."

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Dr. Armand Dorian and Danny Trejo during the drop-off. Credit: Dr. Armand Dorian
Dr. Armand Dorian and Danny Trejo during the drop-off. Credit: Dr. Armand Dorian

Earlier in the week, the Machete star also made a delivery to staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, also in LA.

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And this isn't the first time we have seen companies come out and support health workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Over in the UK, KFC announced that it had donated more than 3,000 meals to NHS staff and key workers. Over the last few days, it has continued to donate hundreds more.

Each open restaurant has committed to provide 100 free meals every Tuesday to those working on the frontline.

The fried chicken chain closed its stores by 25 March in-line with the government's guidance on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Now, 11 restaurants across the UK have reopened, offering a limited menu and takeaway only service. A KFC spokesperson confirmed the chain was looking into reopening further restaurants over the coming weeks - but only if it was considered safe to do so.

Burger King also announced it too would be opening again on a takeaway only basis.

On top of that, the fast food giant has agreed to donate 1,000 meals each week to the good folks who are keeping the NHS afloat at this crucial time.

Featured Image Credit: Danny Trejo

Topics: Food, UK News, Interesting, Coronavirus, US News, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]