First Lady Melania Trump and her team delivered lunch and possibly some reassurance to people in the nation’s capital who could use a helping of both. The first lady made some of the deliveries herself in her first public appearances in a face mask.
Melania Trump had been making regular visits to schools, hospitals and other venues to promote her youth welfare initiative, “Be Best.” But after the pandemic forced classrooms to close and hospitals to limit visitors, it appears she turned to the White House kitchens for inspiration.
According to her office, Mrs. Trump showed up unannounced to visit with District of Columbia firefighters and emergency medical services personnel last week. She brought White House-prepared boxed lunches, tote bags, reusable face masks and hand sanitizer. She also met with police officers.
“The president and I will continue to support our dedicated firefighters, police members, EMS personnel and other critical first responders who put their lives at risk each day in order to keep our neighborhoods safe,” Mrs. Trump said afterward in a written statement.
The week before, Mrs. Trump slipped out of the White House on a surprise visit to deliver lunches, tote bags and other unspecified items to The Mary Elizabeth House. The center provides comprehensive family support to single mothers and their children.
Video shared on her social media accounts show the first lady in a yard at The Mary Elizabeth House and speaking through a face mask with women, some holding young children. She’s also seen handing out lunch boxes stamped with “Be Best,” and tote bags.