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Lizzo Helps Out At Australian Foodbank Making Hampers For People Affected By Fires

Lizzo Helps Out At Australian Foodbank Making Hampers For People Affected By Fires

Singer Lizzo took a break from performing in Australia to help out at a food bank providing help for those affected by the devastating bushfires.

The 31-year-old has offered her time to Foodbank Victoria, where she helped pack up hampers and thanked the hard-working volunteers who have been working tirelessly to make food parcels for those who need them most.

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Sharing snaps of Lizzo, the official Foodbank Victoria Twitter account urged others to volunteer their time as the country battles with the ongoing bushfires.

On her Instagram Stories, Lizzo said: "I don't want to politicise anything. This isn't a political issue at this point, this is a human issue. The CO2 emissions that are being created by this fire are staggering and it affects the world."

At least 24 people have been killed in the fires, which cover more than 12 million acres, with hundreds of homes destroyed and thousands of people evacuated.

Experts have also warned that the number of animals to have died in the crisis could now be more than a billion.

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Lizzo is one of many celebrities who has been touched by the fires, with Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth revealing on Instagram that he and his family have donated AUD $1 million (£523,000 / US $687,000) and urging others to give what they can.

He wrote on Instagram: "Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars.

"Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated.

"In my bio I've added links to support the fire fighters, organisations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and challenging time.

"Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep!"

Elton John has also put his hand in his pocket, chipping in AUD $1m.

He announced his donation while on stage in Sydney this week, telling fans: "There are people out there who have lost their lives trying to save homes, there are people who have lost their lives and their homes.

"And lastly, there's the plight of the animals, a loss of their habitat that frankly is on a biblical scale and it's heartbreaking."

Meanwhile, comedian Celeste Barber launched a fundraiser which has pulled in more than AUD $46 million (£24m/$31.6m) so far - you can donate to that here.

Featured Image Credit: Foodbank Australia

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Australia

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]