Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds donate $1 million to coronavirus relief

The star couple announced they donated to organisations assisting the most vulnerable during the pandemic

March 17, 2020

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have announced that they’ve donated $1 million to two hunger relief organisations on the frontlines helping some of the most vulnerable populations during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I think we can all agree, Covid-19 is an a–hole,” the Green Lantern star wrote on his Twitter feed. “If you can help, visit Food Banks Canada."

“Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families,” the Deadpool star also wrote. “Blake & I are donating $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. If you can give, these organisations need our help,” reported Variety.

Feed America operates a network of food banks throughout the U.S. while Food Banks Canada does the same in Reynold’s native Canada.

“We are so grateful for Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s extremely generous donation, and for all of the donations we’ve been receiving,” Dan Nisbet, vice president of Major Gifts at Feeding America, told Variety.

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Reynolds also wrote in his tweet, “Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection.”

Other stars who have urged support on their social media platforms for Feeding America in the wake of the pandemic include Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Ben Affleck, Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Cumming, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Josh Gad and Nick Lachey.

“During this time, I’m thinking about our most vulnerable – children losing access to meals they rely on, friends and family who are facing job disruptions, the elderly, and low-income families,” Affleck wrote on his Twitter feed.

In September, Lively and Reynolds donated $2 million to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

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