We are all in this together and celebrities know it. Here’s a list of five (out of many) celebrities that have been supporting medics and food banks dealing with coronavirus.
Some celebrities are going out of their way to help during these awful times. Here’s a list of 5 of them (but, fortunately, there are many more):
1- Angelina Jolie
The actress has donated $1 million to fight child hunger during the outbreak of COVID-19. She donated the cash to No Kid Hungry, an organization that provides meals for children from low-income families across the US.
“Over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus. Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible”, Jolie said.
Her Clara Lionel Foundation has donated $5 million towards organizations in the US and around the world. Funds are mainly going towards food banks, protective equipment for frontline health workers, research to develop a vaccine, and work to accelerate testing in countries such as Haiti and Malawi.
3- Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
They have donated $1 million to help provide food for older people and low-income families.
In a post on Instagram, Reynolds said: "COVID-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low-income families.
Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. If you can give, these orgs. need our help. Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who's isolated and might need connection."
4- Lady Gaga
Her beauty brand, Haus, is donating a percentage of its profits to support food banks.
"We've been thinking a lot about our community and responsibilities in this time of uncertainty. Social distancing is one of the most important things we can do to control the spread of this virus and we encourage our community from across the world to participate if you can. As another way to take action, HAUS will be giving back to our Los Angeles & New York City communities by donating 20% of our profits from last week's sales on Hauslabs.com to local food banks (@lafoodbank & @foodbank4nyc) in order to get food to those affected by the closing of schools and other places that offer this critical resource.", the brand said in a statement.
5- Beyonce and Jack Dorsey
The star and Twitter CEO have donated $6 million to the coronavirus relief effort. The money went primarily to frontline health workers, and it was shared via Beyonce’s BeyGood Foundation and Jack Dorsey’s #StarSmall initiative.
Recipients are mainly small organizations located in New York, Detroit, New Orleans and Houston.