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Dick Van Dyke Hands Out Wads Of Cash To Job Seekers

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Dick Van Dyke Hands Out Wads Of Cash To Job Seekers

Dick Van Dyke has been spotted handing out wads of cash to job seekers in California.

The 95-year-old actor and legend of Hollywood swung by Civic Center Way on Tuesday (30 March) to visit the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, a non-profit organisation that helps locals to find work.

People lining up outside the job centre presumably couldn't believe their eyes when the Mary Poppins star parked up and wound down his window, before doling out handfuls of cash.

What a fantastic deed. Credit: Coleman-Rayner
What a fantastic deed. Credit: Coleman-Rayner
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It is not known how much he gave out in total, but what we can say with certainty is that those job seekers were extremely grateful for his generous gesture - at a time when many families in the US have been severely financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last year, Jeff Bezos and Leonardo DiCaprio were among a whole host of celebrities to donate millions to help feed Americans as the disease spread across the country.

DiCaprio launched 'America's Food Fund' with Apple and founder of Emerson Collective, Laurene Powell Jobs, kicking off the fundraiser with 'an extraordinary gift of $12 million' (£8.6 million).

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Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey and will.i.am were among the celebrities to support the fundraiser, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledged $100 million (£72 million) to Feeding America.

In a post on Instagram, billionaire Bezos said: "Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately Covid-19 is amplifying that stress significantly

"Non-profit food banks and food pantries rely in large part on surplus food from a range of food businesses. For example, many restaurants donate excess food. But during this time of social distancing, restaurants are closed, and many other normal channels of excess food have also shut down.

"To make matters worse, as supply is dwindling, demand for food bank services is going up."

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He continued: "Today, I want to support those on the front lines at our nation's food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $100 million gift to @FeedingAmerica.

"Feeding America will quickly distribute the funds to their national network of food banks and food pantries, getting food to those countless families who need it."

Featured Image Credit: Coleman-Rayner

Topics: Awesome, Celebrity, Inspirational, US News

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