Angelina Jolie Donates $1M To Feed Kids Left Hungry During COVID-19 Crisis
Famed actor Angelina Jolie has donated $1 million to a charity fighting to feed kids at risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
No Kid Hungry — a campaign from umbrella organization Share Our Strength — announced the star’s contribution last week.
“Over the past week, people from all walks of life have risen to the unprecedented challenge of feeding hungry kids during a global pandemic,” said Share Our Strength founder and executive chair Billy Shore.
“I’ve heard stories of heart-breaking need and immense creativity, but above all persistence – a sense that we won’t let any barrier stand between a child and the healthy meals they need.”
With the donations it receives, No Kid Hungry aims to help children from low-income families that might otherwise miss meals due to lost income or being kept home from school. Last week, the campaign delivered emergency grants in Louisiana, Texas, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Maine and Oklahoma.
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Caring For Children Amid COVID-19
Jolie points to loss of school time and services as a major hurdle with respect to caring for and feeding kids around the world.
“As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus,” she said.
“Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”
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