American actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is doing her bit to feed underprivileged children as she dWonated USD 1 million (Rs 7,53,85,000) to ‘No Kid Hungry’ organization to help those in need during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Holds High-Level Meet, Reveals 5-Step Strategy to Deal With Spike | Key Points
No Kid Hungry is an organisation which has spread $2 million across 30 states in the US to provide food for low-income families. Also Read - Angelina Jolie Accuses Brad Pitt of Domestic Violence, Says She Has 'Proof And Authority' To Support Her Claim
According to E! News 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.” Also Read - Returning to Office Amid Pandemic? Here's How You Can Stay Safe at Workplace
“No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible,” she continued.
However, Angelina isn’t the only celebrity to use her platform for a good cause amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Previously, many Hollywood stars including Rihanna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated money to charities.
Angelina, 44, is a mother of six herself, sharing Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11, with ex-husband Brad Pitt.
On the professional front, Angelina Jolie starred in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, a sequel to the 2014 fantasy Maleficent. The sequel, which released on October 18 became her first big-screen appearance since 2015’s relationship drama, By the Sea. Apart from this, there was also news of Angelina being in talks to star in Marvel Studios ‘The Eternals’. The film will be her first venture into the superhero realm. However, the details about the movie and what character she would play are being kept under wraps.
(With inputs from ANI)