The Weeknd is showing his support for essential workers and Black-owned business! As Entertainment Tonight shares, the rapper— whose real name is Abel Tesfaye— helped provide workers at a healthcare facility in Florida with meals on Monday as part of a special initiative for Black History Month.
The Weeknd donates food from Black-owned restaurant
The Weeknd joined forces with food delivery service Postmates to donate 150 free meals to the staff of AdventHealth Carrolwood, a hospital located in Tampa. And as because February is Black History Month, the food that they generously donated to the medical facility came from a Black-owned local restaurant!
"It’s the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth and we’re kicking it off with @theweeknd and a surprise for the healthcare workers at @AdventHealth in Tampa Bay," Postmates shared on Instagram, alongside a photo of some of the masked hospital staff. "We teamed up to deliver meals from local favorite Mama’s Southern Soul Food."
The Weeknd set to headline Super Bowl on Sunday
The Weeknd kicking off the week by giving free meals to health care workers in Florida is no coincidence, since he's set to headline the Super Bowl halftime show. And as Entertainment Tonight mentions, AdventHealth Carrolwood is located near Raymond James Stadium— which is where the big game will be taking place!
The event's executive producer, Jesse Collins, shared a little of what fans can expect from The Weeknd's performance on Sunday. "The world worked out for the message that The Weeknd wants to communicate in this performance," he told Entertainment Tonight. "It's really going to be just fun, you know? Just a little over 13 minutes to just enjoy yourself."
Postmates has also encouraged its users to support local Black businesses this month! The company's Instagram post also mentions that The Weeknd has put together a curated collection of Black-owned restaurants, which users of the food delivery service can order from through the app.