Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively on Tuesday, March 17, announced they would be donating $1 million to help feed those in need amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
On Instagram, the pair said that their cash donation will go to two organizations—Feeding America and Food Banks Canada—which have been "brutally impacted" by the global health crisis.
"Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who's isolated and might need connection," said Ryan.
"Remember the love that can travel through all this. Communities are stepping up -- shopping for the elderly, making lunches for children. We can all do something for one another, even if that's simply staying home," added Blake.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Idris Elba were among the major American celebrities to announce they had contracted the coronavirus. In the United States alone, the virus, which causes COVID-19, has infected more than 3,800 and killed more than 70 people.