We were instant Falcon fans as Anthony Mackie portrayed the Marvel Superhero, Falcon, in several Marvel films. Now we’ve learned this actor and New Orleans native has teamed with United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the New Orleans Council on Aging, and Entergy New Orleans to launch the United for Grocery Workers Relief Fund.
As shared by Today’s Entertainment, “Avengers: Endgame actor and New Orleans native Anthony Mackie has teamed with United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), the New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) and Entergy New Orleans to launch the United for Grocery Workers Relief Fund which supports struggling grocery store employees throughout Orleans Parish by providing them with a one-time $150 direct credit toward workers’ Entergy New Orleans utility bills.”
Mackie shares, “We often take for granted the people that are always there for us. I go to the grocery store 3-4 times a week for me and my family.” “Every time, I come face to face with essential workers who are providing me and so many others with one of the most important necessities, food. Now, more than ever, it is important that we express our gratitude and appreciation.”
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David Ellis, President and CEO of Entergy New Orleans states, “The more we can do to support essential workers while we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, the better they are able to focus on caring for their families and the community. We are proud to partner with New Orleans native Anthony Mackie, United Way of Southeast Louisiana and the New Orleans Council on Aging in supporting grocery workers who remain committed to ensuring residents of New Orleans have access to fresh and nutritious food.”
In Orleans Parish alone, industry data shows that 2,500 individuals are employed by grocery stores. This fund will go beyond the pandemic. The partners will provide financial support year-round for these essential workers.
We love seeing our Superheros at work in the community! Way to go Mackie (aka “Falcon”)!