Angelina Jolie gives $1 million to No Kid Hungry for covid-19 relief
The money will go towards feeding children in need
Angelina Jolie has become the latest star to give a sizable sum to the covid-19 relief efforts. The actor has donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign which works to end child hunger in the US.
Angelina Jolie said: “As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus. 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.”
The Academy Award-winner’s donation will go towards providing meals for children from low-income families. In a statement, No Kid Hungry said it “has already given $2 million to date to 78 organizations across 30 states”. This week it gave new emergency grants to school districts, food banks and community organizations around the country.
“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 Billy Shore, founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, the organization behind No Kid Hungry. “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.”