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Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively Donate $1 Million To Food Banks

Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively Donate $1 Million To Food Banks

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have made a massive donation to food banks amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The A-list couple pledged $1 million to two organisations to ensure that people who don't have a lot of money can still access food during the pandemic.

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Reynolds said in a statement: "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 can give, these orgs need our help.

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

Naturally, Ryan and Blake aren't the only celebrities helping out the less fortunate during the outbreak.

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Lady Gaga this week announced 20 percent of online profits from her cosmetics company, Haus Labs, would be given to local food banks in Los Angeles and New York City.

Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens wrote on Instagram: "It's a crazy time out there in the world.

"School closures, job disruptions, lack of paid sick leave and the coronavirus' disproportionate impact on adults age 60 and older and low-income families are all contributing to the demands placed on food banks across the country.

"Join me in supporting @feedingamerica today. Let's help each other out rather than freaking the f*** out."

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Singer Justin Timberlake said he was making an undisclosed donation to the Mid-South Food Bank in his hometown of Memphis.

Other celebrities are giving away money to people who might need it for things other than groceries.

Country music star Dierks Bentley will be giving $1,000 to each of his 90 employees at his bar Whiskey Row in Nashville to 'help in the short run as our community and country try get a handle on the situation'.

The Golden State Warriors team have organised $1 million to be put into a disaster relief fund that will help Chase Center employees who are affected by the NBA season being postponed indefinitely.

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Topics: Celebrity, News, Ryan Reynolds

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Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.