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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1M to food banks amid coronavirus outbreak

Half-Canadian celebrity supercouple and all around good people Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (Rake? Blyan? Deadpool van der Woodsen?) just set a fine example for rich people everywhere during these trying times with the donation of $1 million to people affected financially by the global coronavirus pandemic.

"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 give, these orgs need our help," wrote Reynolds in an Instagram post on Monday.

"Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who's isolated and might need connection."

Lively posted a similar message to Instagram and Twitter in which she calls upon everyone to step up for their communities and spread love.

Food Banks Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., recently launched a special $150M appeal "to help ensure that food banks can continue their critical work" in light of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.

"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, putting strains on families across the country, food banks are on the front lines, helping to ensure that vulnerable Canadians are still receiving vital food support during this difficult time," reads the organization's website.

"You can help make sure that food banks are there for our neighbours now and when the pandemic is over. All funds will be used to bulk purchase and distribute food and share resourcing with food banks to continue their critical work in local communities." 

Feeding America, a nationwide hunger-relief charity helping more than 40 million Americans every year, has set up a COVID-19 response fund of its own.

"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are committed to serving communities and individuals facing hunger across America, wherever they are," reads the organization's website. "You can help make sure we can be there for our neighbours in need during this time of uncertainty."

"Your generous gift will provide support and relief to those persons impacted by the ongoing health emergency."

Lead photo by

@vancityreynolds


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