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International soccer star Pulisic, a Hershey native, donates burritos to staff of Hershey Medical Center


Staff in the COVID-19 units at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center received the first of four food donations from soccer star Christian Pulisic and Chipotle Mexican Grill this weekend.

Pulisic, 21, a Hershey native, plays for London-based Chelsea Football Club. He played on the U.S. national team and is the youngest player ever to captain it. He was born at Hershey Medical Center.

“I hope I can visit you guys soon at the Hershey Medical Center once all this passes by,” he said in a video.

On Saturday evening — and on each of the next three Saturdays — Pulisic and Chipotle plan to provide 110 burritos as a way to thank staff for what Pulisic calls their “strength and bravery.”

This weekend, Pulisic posted the following message on his social media channels:

“We are going through a really tough time at the moment but we have Superheroes who will help get us through it, the medical professionals all over the world. We will all be in debt forever to these amazing people who have showed bravery and strength to help us fight this virus.

“To show my gratitude to the Superheroes in my hometown, Hershey, PA — myself and Chipotle will be sending meals every Saturday (starting today) for the next month to all the brave men & women fighting COVID-19 at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the hospital where I was born.

“Saturdays have always been a happy day for me — it was the day I could go out and play the game I love, soccer, so hopefully this will bring some happiness to our Superheroes for Saturdays to come.

“If you have the means to help your local hospital during this tough time, I encourage you to do the same. Everything counts, no matter how small. Stay Safe.”

On response on Twitter to the food donation said: "As someone who works at the Med Center and is currently working as I type this: THANK YOU."
See Pulisic's video below.