Celeb chef Rachael Ray is contributing $4 million to coronavirus relief
Half of that will go towards food organizations
Rachael Ray has announced she’s going to donate $4 million to the Coronavirus relief efforts.
The TV star and celeb cook is giving half of that amount to food organizations. (The other $2 million is going towards various animal welfare charities).
The donations will help fund desperately-needed food and services which are delivered through a network of organizations across the US.
The organizations which will benefit from the donation are Feeding America, Share Our Strength, World Central Kitchen, The National Restaurant Association, City Harvest, Hunger Free America, Wholesome Wave and ReThink Food.
Ray said in a release: "My overall goal with these donations is to support American families affected during the Covid-19 crisis with assistance for two-legged and four-legged family members.”
“We felt it was important to help offset the decline in donations organizations have experienced, from a combination of the cancelation of fundraising events and reduced private donations."
The donations are being made through Ray’s two charities: The Rachael Ray Foundation and Yum-o!, which educates families around food and cooking.
Ray added, "We have been at this for a decade, and I never wanted to ask people to donate to the philanthropies I personally care about, so we have always directed portions of the proceeds from the sale of many of our products — from pet food to pots and pans — to charitable giving."