Angelina Jolie has long been an advocate for human rights and is once again lending her platform to a good cause. The actress and humanitarian has pledged to donate $1 million to the No Kid Hungry organisation to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus," Jolie said in a statement.
"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," her statement continued. "No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible."
Billy Shore, the founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength - the organisation behind No Kid Hungry - added: "People from all walks of life have risen to the unprecedented challenge of feeding hungry kids during a global pandemic. 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."
Jolie isn't the only celebrity that has used their platform for good amid the global health crisis.
Kylie Jenner donated $1 million to an LA hospital, Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation donated $5 million to coronavirus rapid response efforts and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.