Peyton Manning and Family Donate Hundreds of Meals to Hospital
By Allyson Vannatta, Senior Writer
Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife Ashley helped give back to health care workers at a hospital in Tennessee.
The Manning’s provided dinner from The Loveless Café to the staff at the TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.
Along with the food, the NFL legend sent a message to those working on the frontlines of the coronavirus.
“I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all the team at TriStar Summit,” Manning said. “As health care workers on the front lines, you are all demonstrating great courage and commitment and making great personal sacrifices to care for the sick during this national crisis.”
The hospital posted photos on Facebook thanking the Mannings for the near 600 meals they provided.
The post was captioned, “Thank you Peyton and Ashley Manning for providing a delicious dinner to our staff this evening catered by The Loveless Café.”
Last month, Manning surprised students at the University of Tennessee by attending an online class.
He encouraged them to stay positive during this unprecedented time.
“I realize this is probably not the ideal way you guys expected to spend your senior year,” Manning said. “I just encourage you to keep a positive attitude. Keep working like you’re doing and try to take a little bit of the extra time you have to accomplish something else or help out somebody in need. There are a lot of people hurting out there during this time.”
He continued, “Be thankful for what you have. And just know the University of Tennessee is proud of you and going to support you every way they can. And Dr. Haas and his department are going to do the same thing.”