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Marcus Smart's foundation to provide meals to frontline workers throughout New England

BOSTON — Celtics guard Marcus Smart, on behalf of his YounGameChanger Foundation, is collaborating with several local restaurants to provide over 425 meals to frontline workers across various hospitals throughout New England.

The meals, which are being prepared and delivered by Prepped Gainz of Everett, MA, Arya Trattoria of Boston’s North End, Tallulah’s Taqueria and Nicks on Broadway in Providence, RI, and Scratch Kitchen of Newport, RI, will provide health-conscious meals to frontline workers at Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Floating Children’s Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

“I was planning several hospital visits to see some young patients and then became sick with COVID-19, myself,” said Smart. “I wanted to show my support for the essential workers who are focused on caring for their community in a time of need. Together with everyone involved, we created healthy meals to keep them going. I truly hope these small contributions help them stay strong and feel appreciated in this time of uncertainty.”

The food preparation and deliveries began on Monday, April 20 and run through Friday, April 24.

In addition to this week’s food deliveries, Smart and the YounGameChanger Foundation have launched a meal program in which all donations made to the foundation through May 16 will be directed towards feeding frontline workers at hospitals throughout New England. Donations can be made at

About YounGameChanger Foundation

The mission of Marcus Smart’s YounGameChanger Foundation is to provide families with seriously and chronically ill children with encouragement and life-changing experiences and to be a voice of motivation, empowerment and encouragement to inner-city youth to be game-changers off the court or field. For more information, visit or

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