Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $1 million to food banks during COVID-19 pandemic

Right now we’re all facing extreme uncertainty. Will we get sick? Will our loved ones become ill? Will this cause us to lose to our job? If we have to quarantine for an extended period of time, how will we earn money in order to sustain oursevles?

And the list goes on.

Those who are able to give a little during these difficult times are asked to help those in need. So far we have seen a number of people step up and help their neighbors. Two of the latest people, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have committed to donating $1 million to hunger relief organizations.

The Hollywood couple took to social media to make the announcement. Lively and Reynolds said they would be splitting the $1 million between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

Dan Nisbet, vice president of Major Gifts at Feeding America told Variety that the organization was grateful for their generosity during this difficult time.

“The Feeding America network of 200 food banks is working tirelessly to aid and provide meal assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors — children, the elderly, families struggling with food insecurity and individuals facing job disruptions — throughout our nation during this unprecedented time. Generosity like theirs will make all the difference.”

In addition to asking others to donate what they could, Lively also suggested people reach other to one another while everyone practices social distancing.

“Though we must be distancing ourselves to protect those who don’t have the opportunity to self quarantine, we can stay connected,” she posted on Instagram. “Remember the lonely and isolated. Facetime, Skype, make a video. Remember the love that can travel through all of this.”

Lively and Reynolds are the only Hollywood stars who have donated funds during the pandemic, JJ Watt donated $350,000 to the Houston Food Bank, Zion Williamson pledged to cover the salaries of all employees at the Smoothie King Center for 30 days, and Donatella Versace and her daughter donated to an intensive care unit in Milan, Italy.

If you can give, please donate. If you are unable, please remember to keep in contact with friends and family. This is a difficult time for everyone, and we can’t get through this without the help of everyone.

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