March 27, 2020
Providing $250,000 Matching Donation for Help Feed the Frontline Fighting COVID 19 - LA
Connecting Displaced STAPLES Center Employees to 260 Open Job Opportunities at Lineage, in Partnership with AEG
Los Angeles, CA – NBA Superstar, Anthony Davis, today announced a partnership with Lineage Logistics (“Lineage”), the world’s largest and most innovative provider of temperature-controlled food logistics, on two community initiatives to support the Los Angeles community in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Supporting Help Feed the Frontline Fighting COVID 19 - LA
Together, the Anthony Davis Family Foundation and Lineage announced a $250,000 matching donation commitment to support the launch of the “Help Feed the Frontline Fighting COVID 19 - LA” campaign, which was launched by a group of local Los Angeles parents who partnered World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes urgently in times of crisis to get meals to people in need. In partnership with Chef Brooke Williamson of Playa Provisions, the campaign is sourcing food from Los Angeles restaurants and providing healthy, free meals to the brave men and women working at regional hospitals treating those infected by the COVID 19 virus.
The Davis Foundation and Lineage will match every dollar donated up to $250,000, to Feed the Frontlines LA in an effort to reach $500,000 of its $3 million goal.
Join the movement by donating here in support of local LA businesses and medical workers: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/help-feed-the-frontline-fighting-covid-19
Helping STAPLES Center Team Members Find Additional Employment Opportunities
Mr. Davis and Lineage are also partnering with AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company and the owner and operator of STAPLES Center, to offer employment opportunities to all STAPLES Center event team members who are unable to work due to the postponement of the NBA and NHL seasons in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through AEG, Lineage is offering STAPLES Center team members additional employment opportunities while STAPLES is not holding events by helping connect them to fill an additional 260 open jobs for which Lineage is hiring in the Los Angeles area.
“We all need to find ways to support our community during these challenging times. Whether it’s the people we work with, the small businesses trying to stay afloat, or the healthcare workers putting themselves in harm’s way to treat the sick, we’ve got to give our support however we can. I appreciate Lineage Logistics stepping up and partnering with me to help launch these programs and look out for our STAPLES Center team,” said Anthony Davis.
“The devastation caused by COVID-19 means that Lineage’s services are in extreme demand as we work to keep food on the shelves in communities across the United States,” said Kevin Marchetti, Co-Executive Chairman of the Lineage Board of Directors. “In the face of this crisis, we are proud to be able to provide opportunities for people who are facing income loss to join the Lineage family and help us ensure families have food to eat.”
About STAPLES Center: STAPLES Center has clearly established itself as the sports and entertainment center of the world. As the home of four professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks – STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams. The AEG owned and operated arena continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction including the 2004, 2011 & 2018 NBA All-Star Games, 2002 & 2017 NHL All-Star Game, 2000 Democratic National Convention, 2009 World Figure Skating Championships and 18 of the last 20 GRAMMY Awards shows. STAPLES Center’s nineteen years have also been marked with performances and special events that brought international stature to the downtown Los Angeles venue including concerts Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Usher, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Keith Urban, Roger Waters, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Bublé, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake, as well as world championship boxing, family shows and special events. Hosting over 250 events a year, the arena’s reputation for world-class amenities, features and commitment to quality of service and the guest experience is second to none.
About Help Feed the Frontline Fighting COVID 19 - LA: Help Feed the Frontline LA’s mission as a local community organization is to raise the required funding to feed healthcare workers nutritious meals during the COVID-19 crisis. The goals is to feed 450 hospital workers in ICU and ER units in six hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Partner restaurants deliver lunch and dinner at an average cost of $25 per person per day, averaging a daily cost of $11,000+ for the entire ICU and ER staffs. With the hope of expanding to more restaurant participants and more hospital partners, Help Feed the Frontline LA aspires to feed as many healthcare heroes as possible over the next 30 days and beyond.
About World Central Kitchen: World Central Kitchen is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés that uses the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond. After disasters, WCK activates with the urgency of now to get fresh meals to those who need them most. All donations are tax deductible. https://wck.org/