Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are making a difference — and are doing so with humor.
Monday on social media, the married couple announced they are donating $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada — two hunger relief organizations helping those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think we can all agree, Covid-19 is an -------. If you’re able to help, visit, @feedingamerica and @foodbankscanada,” the “Deadpool” star wrote.
While noting that older adults and low-income families are particularly vulnerable during this trying time, the Canadian actor urged fans to “take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection.”
Among those who “might need connection,” Reynolds not-so-subtly name drops faux-enemy Hugh Jackman!
Of course, this is not the first time Reynolds and Jackson have been embroiled in a (fake) feud.
Back in 2018, the “Wolverine” star teamed up with Jake Gyllenhaal and invited Reynolds to an event under the false pretense of a “sweater party.” Sadly, when Reynolds arrived, he was the only one in festive attire!
“These ------- -------- said it was a sweater party,” Reynolds wrote at the time.
In Lively’s note, she urged followers to distance themselves from others, but to connect through digital means.
She also reminded the father of her three children that he cannot engage in “emotional distancing” from his mother!
Last week, Feeding America announced that it created a COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country.
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As the #COVID19 #pandemic continues, the health and well-being of the people across America who visit food banks are our highest priorities. We are committed to serving the communities and individuals facing hunger, wherever they are.⠀ ⠀ We have established a COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic. Help us make sure we can be there for our neighbors in need during this time of uncertainty. Link in bio to donate.⠀ ⠀ Read more about how we’re responding below – and follow your local food bank for more information about the response in your community.⠀ ⠀ ----⠀ ⠀ 🧡 One of the most significant impacts of the pandemic has been school closures. Without access to school meals, children lose a consistent source of healthy food. As such, food banks will continue to work with school districts and local government agencies to ensure children who rely on school meals have access to food outside of the classroom.⠀ ⠀ 🧡 A task force of food banks and Feeding America staff is working together to provide support to the network. The task force is also preparing for potential adjustments in the distribution of food to minimize larger gatherings by deploying additional mobile pantries and making food distribution appointments, as opposed to open hours.⠀ ⠀ 🧡 Additionally, food banks are working with local health officials and are continually assessing the situation in their communities. Some are taking additional preventative steps to ensure their clients have enough food by preparing emergency boxes, which include a 14-day supply of nonperishable food.⠀⠀ 🧡 While it is still too early to determine the full economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak, Feeding America and its food banks are prepared to handle a potential increase in demand. And regardless of the reason for that need – be it a disaster, economic slowdown, or illness – we will continue to work to help people facing hunger have the food they need.