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PFL teaming with New York City food bank to provide 25,000 meals for COVID-19 crisis aid

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The PFL is doing what it can to help out during the coronavirus pandemic.

The league announced Thursday that it is working with Food Bank For New York City to provide meals to those in the city who have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, the virus that has not only threatened the health of millions across the globe, but forced non-essential businesses to shut down in the United States. This initative is part of the “PFL Fights for Communities” platform and the league plans to help donate 25,000 meals to raise awareness and encourage additional donations through public service announcements featuring PFL fighters and personalities, including Kayla Harrison, Randy Couture, and the recently signed Rory MacDonald.

“Our thoughts are with all those impacted by COVID-19, and the heroes out in the front lines attacking this pandemic,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a statement. “We want to do our part to show that the PFL family is in their corner and they aren’t alone in this fight.

“I am a lifelong New Yorker, our PFL headquarters are in Manhattan and we’ve received tremendous support at our championship events hosted at Madison Square Garden. This is our home, and together, we can make a difference, provide some comfort, and make sure New Yorkers don’t go hungry.”

Food Bank for New York City has been involved in poverty relief for over 35 years. It is currently working to provide food and resources to New Yorkers who are quarantined as well as those who have taken an economic hit as coronavirus pandemic precautions have put countless Americans out of work.

For every $1 donated to Food Bank, five meals will be provided. Donations can be made at the official PFL site or at

The PFL recently announced that it was suspending its 2020 season, looking ahead to 2021, and that contracted fighters are to be paid a monthly stipend in lieu of the season being canceled this year.

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