The Weeknd Kicks Off Black History Month by Donating Meals to Healthcare Workers

Monica Sisavat
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29:  The Weeknd performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: The Weeknd performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

The Weeknd is celebrating Black History Month by paying it forward. The 30-year-old singer recently joined forces with Postmates to donate 150 meals to healthcare workers at AdventHealth Carrollwood, a hospital in Florida. The Weeknd tapped a Black-owned restaurant in Tampa called Mama's Southern Soul Food, likely a nod to his upcoming Super Bowl LV performance, which is taking place nearby.

"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 wrote on Instagram. "We teamed up to deliver meals from local favorite Mama's Southern Soul Food. You can do the same by supporting Black-owned restaurants in The Weeknd's Highlights collection in-app."

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The Weeknd will be performing during Sunday's halftime show, and we have a feeling it's going to be nothing short of epic. Not only will it be entirely live, but The Weeknd put up $7 million of his own money to "make this halftime show be what he envisioned," said Jesse Collins, the show's producer.